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English definition of “industrial”

industrial

adjective uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/ us  
B2 in or related to industry, or having a lot of industry and factories, etc.: industrial output industrial expansion an industrial landscape/nation He has an industrial background (= he has worked in industry).Industry and industrial processes
industrially
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ us  

industrial

noun uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/ specialized us  
[C] a company whose main business is producing goods: He owns a series of industrials across the US and beyond.Businesses and enterprisesFinancial investments and the stock market industrials [plural noun] shares in industrial companies: On Thursday the industrials moved up more than 50 points. Industrials were up 1.2 percent at the close of trading.
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