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INDUSTRIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does industrial mean? 

INDUSTRIAL (adjective)
  The adjective INDUSTRIAL has 5 senses:

1. of or relating to or resulting from industry
2. having highly developed industries
3. employed in industry
4. employed in industry
5. suitable to stand up to hard wear

  Familiarity information: INDUSTRIAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDUSTRIAL (adjective)


Sense 1industrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or resulting from industry

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

industrial output

Pertainym:

industry (the organized action of making of goods and services for sale)


Sense 2industrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having highly developed industries

Context examples:

the industrial revolution / an industrial nation

Similar:

developed; highly-developed ((used of societies) having high industrial development)

industrialised; industrialized (made industrial; converted to industrialism)

postindustrial (of or relating to a society or economy marked by a lessened importance of manufacturing and an increase of services, information, and research)

Also:

progressive (favoring or promoting progress)

Antonym:

nonindustrial (not having highly developed manufacturing enterprises)


Sense 3industrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Employed in industry

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

industrial workers / the industrial term in use among professional thieves

Pertainym:

industry (the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise)


Sense 4industrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Employed in industry

Context examples:

the industrial classes / industrial work

Similar:

blue-collar (of or designating manual industrial work or workers)


Sense 5industrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suitable to stand up to hard wear

Context example:

industrial carpeting

Similar:

heavy-duty (designed for heavy work)


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