subindustry

noun
sub·​in·​dus·​try | \ ˌsəb-ˈin-(ˌ)də-strē How to pronounce subindustry (audio) \
variants: or sub-industry
plural subindustries or sub-industries

Definition of subindustry

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Subindustry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subindustry. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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