industry


industry
in•dus•try
[[t]ˈɪn də stri[/t]] n. pl. -tries
1) bus the aggregate of manufacturing enterprises in a particular field:
the steel industry[/ex]
2) bus any general business activity:
the tourist industry[/ex]
3) bus trade or manufacture in general
4) systematic work or labor
5) energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence
6) cvb the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:
the Mozart industry[/ex]
7) ara Archaeol. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group
Etymology: 1475–85; earlier industrie < L industria, n. use of fem. of industrius industrious

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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