subindustry

noun sub·in·dus·try \ ˌsəb-ˈin-(ˌ)də-strē \
variants: or sub-industry
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subindustry

plural subindustries or sub-industries
: a lesser industry; especially : one derived from or dependent on a larger industry
  • a technology subindustry
  • A whole subindustry of agents and publicists has sprung up to manage everything from a chef's media appearances to his hairstyle.
  • —Lisa Abend

First Known Use of subindustry

1868

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