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industrial

adjective in·dus·tri·al \ in-ˈdə-strē-əl \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of industrial

1 : of or relating to industry
2 : derived from human industry
  • industrial wealth
3 : engaged in industry
  • the industrial classes
4 : used in or developed for use in industry
  • industrial diamonds
; also : heavy-duty
  • an industrial zipper
5 : characterized by highly developed industries
  • an industrial nation

industrially

play \in-ˈdə-strē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of industrial in a Sentence

  1. There are thousands of industrial uses for plastic.

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First Known Use of industrial

1600

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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industrial

noun

Definition of industrial

1 a : one that is employed in industry
b : a company engaged in industrial production or service
2 : a stock or bond issued by an industrial corporation or enterprise

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First Known Use of industrial

1831

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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INDUSTRIAL Defined for English Language Learners

industrial

Definition of industrial for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to industry : of or relating to factories, the people who work in factories, or the things made in factories

  • : having a developed industry : having factories that actively make a product

  • : coming from or used in industry : made or used in factories; also : stronger than most other products of its kind


INDUSTRIAL Defined for Kids

industrial

adjective in·dus·tri·al \ in-ˈdə-strē-əl \

Definition of industrial for Students

1 : of, relating to, or engaged in industry
  • industrial work
2 : having highly developed industries
  • industrial nations

industrially

adverb


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