heavy industry

noun

Definition of heavy industry

: the production of goods (such as coal or steel) that are used to make other goods

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“Heavy industry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20industry. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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