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industrynoun

 us   /ˈɪn·də·stri, ˈɪnˌdʌs·tri/
  • industry noun (PRODUCTION)

[U] the ​companies and ​activitiesinvolved in the ​production of ​goods for ​sale, esp. in a ​factory: business and industry
  • industry noun (TYPE OF WORK)

[C] a ​type of ​business: She’s ​worked in the ​banking and ​computer industries.
  • industry noun (HARD WORK)

[U] the ​quality of ​working hard: It ​takes industry and ​determination to ​complete a Ph.D.
industrialized
adjective  us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əˌlɑɪzd/
industrialized ​nations
industrious
adjective  us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əs/
Every ​employee is ​expected to be ​competent and industrious.
(Definition of industry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"industry" in British English

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industrynoun

uk   us   /ˈɪn.də.stri/
  • industry noun (PRODUCTION)

B2 [U] the ​companies and ​activitiesinvolved in the ​process of ​producinggoods for ​sale, ​especially in a ​factory or ​specialarea: trade and industry industry and ​commerce The ​cityneeds to ​attract more industry. The ​strikeseriouslyreducedcoaldeliveries to industry.

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  • industry noun (TYPE OF WORK)

B1 [C] the ​people and ​activitiesinvolved in one ​type of ​business: the ​gas/​electricity industry the ​tourist industry manufacturing industries The ​computer industry has been ​booming. [C] disapproving something that is ​produced or is ​available in ​largequantities and makes a lot of ​money: the ​heritage industry

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(Definition of industry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"industry" in Business English

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industrynoun

uk   us   /ˈɪndəstri/ (plural industries) ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION
[U] the ​companies and ​activities involved in the ​production of ​goods: We hope the ​government listens to the ​concerns of industry and ​drops its ​plans to ​introduce another crippling ​tax on ​business. domestic/​global/​international industryin industry The largest ​firms only ​account for one in four ​jobs in industry.go/move into industry Another ​topaccountant has ​moved into industry.
[C] the ​people and ​activities involved in one ​type of ​business that ​producesgoods or ​offersservices: the car/electronics/construction industry In the ​construction industry, as in other industries, ​mechanization has had a ​majorimpact. the advertising/​banking/​insurance industry the music/movie/​entertainment industry Job ​gains in service industries such as ​healthcare and ​bankingoffsetlosses in such ​areas as ​construction. a global/​growing/​leading industry an industry ​consultant/​expert/​observerindustry figures/data/average The ​automakerspends $581 more on ​distributionpercar than the industry ​average.
(Definition of industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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