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
Synonyms: manufacturing manufacture

"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
Synonyms: industriousness diligence

"his diligence won him quick promotions" "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

Related terms: determination assiduity studiousness sedulity
Similar spelling:   Indus