industrial

adjective
in·​dus·​tri·​al | \ in-ˈdə-strē-əl How to pronounce industrial (audio) \

Definition of industrial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

industrial

noun

Definition of industrial (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : 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

Other Words from industrial

Adjective

industrially \ in-​ˈdə-​strē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce industrial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of industrial in a Sentence

Adjective There are thousands of industrial uses for plastic.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Russian forces pounded targets in the industrial heartland of eastern Ukraine known as the Donbas, and the death toll, already many thousands, kept climbing with the war set to enter its 12th week on Wednesday. Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ciaran Mcquillan, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2022 Since then, much of the fighting has shifted to the Donbas, Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, but that, too, has turned into a slog. Oleksandr Stashevskyi, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2022 Russian and Ukrainian fighters are engaged in a grinding battle for the country's eastern industrial heartland, the Donbas. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 16 May 2022 Russian and Ukrainian fighters are engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland, the Donbas. Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ciaran Mcquillan, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2022 Russian and Ukrainian fighters are engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland, the Donbas. Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ciaran Mcquillan, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2022 Russia’s offensive in the Donbas, Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, appeared to be turning into a village-by-village, back-and-forth slog with no major breakthroughs on either side. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 14 May 2022 But Russian forces have slowly taken some ground elsewhere in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, and heavy use of artillery against populated areas is exacting a horrific civilian toll. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Austin said that the nature of the fight in Ukraine had changed now that Russia has pulled away from the wooded northern regions to focus on the eastern industrial heartland of the Donbas. Matthew Lee, Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In contrast to his industrial-leaning surroundings at The Row, Jean-Pascal is not a minimalist. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 3 Dec. 2021 That means those five companies' sector weighting is roughly equal to the combination of three of the stock market's weakest sectors: financials (10%), industrials (8%) and energy (3%). Matt Egan, CNN, 27 May 2020 The industrials sector, for example, includes the airline industry as well as the construction industry, while the health care sector includes everything from hospitals to medical-device makers and biotech companies. Dallas News, 24 May 2020 Wall Street looked set for losses, with the future contract for the S&P 500 down 2.1%, while the contract for the Dow industrials lost 2.5%. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2020 The Dow industrials slid 352 points, or 1.5%, to close at 23324 on Wednesday, after falling as many as 513 points while Mr. Powell spoke. Kate Davidson, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2018 Wall Street looked set for losses, with the future contract for the S&P 500 down 0.6%, while the contract for the Dow industrials lost 1%. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2020 The Dow industrials were also down, but the Nasdaq composite was up slightly. Author: Stan Choe, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2020 The Dow industrials finished the day up 1,351.62 points, or 6.4%, to 22552.17, launching the blue-chip index back into bull-market territory. Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of industrial

Adjective

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of industrial was in 1600

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18 May 2022

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“Industrial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for industrial

industrial

adjective
in·​dus·​tri·​al | \ in-ˈdə-strē-əl How to pronounce industrial (audio) \

Kids Definition of industrial

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

Other Words from industrial

industrially adverb

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