|1.||[ noun ] (business) the people engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise|
"each industry has its own trade publications"
|Related terms:||commercial_enterprise market film_industry automobile_industry oil_industry plastics_industry electronics_industry construction_industry shoe_industry steel_industry entertainment_industry chemical_industry growth_industry lighting_industry coal_industry munitions_industry service_industry shipbuilding_industry computer_industry sign_industry apparel_industry tobacco_industry toy_industry trucking_industry banking_industry sunrise_industry aviation aluminum_business|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale|
"American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
|Related terms:||commercial_enterprise production industrialization cottage_industry point_system privatize rat manufacture|
|3.||[ noun ] persevering determination to perform a task|
"his diligence won him quick promotions" "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
|Related terms:||determination assiduity studiousness sedulity|