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INDUSTRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does industry mean? 

INDUSTRY (noun)
  The noun INDUSTRY has 3 senses:

1. the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
2. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
3. persevering determination to perform a task

  Familiarity information: INDUSTRY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDUSTRY (noun)


Sense 1industry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

each industry has its own trade publications

Hypernyms ("industry" is a kind of...):

commercial enterprise (an enterprise connected with commerce)

Domain category:

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "industry"):

service industry (an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects)

market; securities industry (the securities markets in the aggregate)

plastics industry (an industry that manufactures plastic articles)

oil business; oil industry; refining industry (an industry that produces and delivers oil and oil products)

arms industry; munitions industry (an industry that manufacturers weapons of war)

shipbuilding industry (an industry that builds ships)

shoe industry (an industry that manufactures and sells shoes)

sign industry (an industry that produces signs)

steel industry (the industry that makes steel and steel products)

sunrise industry (a new industry that is expanding rapidly (especially telecommunications or electronics))

tobacco industry (an industry that manufactures and sells products containing tobacco)

toy business; toy industry (an industry that manufactures and sells toys for children)

lighting industry (an industry devoted to manufacturing and selling and installing lighting)

growth industry (an industry that is growing rapidly)

aluminum business; aluminum industry (manufacturers of aluminum considered as a group)

apparel industry; fashion business; fashion industry; garment industry; rag trade (makers and sellers of fashionable clothing)

banking industry; banking system (banks collectively)

automobile industry (the manufacturers of automobiles considered collectively)

aviation (the operation of aircraft to provide transportation)

chemical industry (a manufacturer of chemicals)

coal industry (a producer of coal)

computer industry (a manufacturer of computers)

construction industry; housing industry (an industry that builds housing)

electronics industry (a manufacturer of electronic products)

entertainment industry; show biz; show business (those involved in providing entertainment: radio and television and films and theater)

film industry; movie industry; screenland (those involved in producing and distributing movies)

trucking industry (an industry that provides transportation for commercial products)


Sense 2industry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The organized action of making of goods and services for sale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

manufacture; industry

Context example:

American industry is making increased use of computers to control production

Hypernyms ("industry" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Domain member category:

point system (a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules)

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

privatise; privatize (change from governmental to private control or ownership)

rat (employ scabs or strike breakers in)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "industry"):

cottage industry (small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment)

production ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale)

industrial enterprise; industrialisation; industrialization (the development of industry on an extensive scale)


Sense 3industry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persevering determination to perform a task

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

industriousness; diligence; industry

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("industry" is a kind of...):

determination; purpose (the quality of being determined to do or achieve something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "industry"):

assiduity; assiduousness; concentration (great and constant diligence and attention)

sedulity; sedulousness (the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive)

studiousness (diligent study)


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