Meaning of “tertiary industry” in the English Dictionary


"tertiary industry" in Business English

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tertiary industrynoun [ C or U ]

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ECONOMICS, COMMERCE an industry that provides services rather than producing goods, or these industries considered as a group:

Shanghai's ratio of tertiary industry to GDP is still much higher than the national average.

(Definition of “tertiary industry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)