sub·​in·​dus·​try ˌsəb-ˈin-(ˌ)də-strē How to pronounce subindustry (audio)
variants or sub-industry
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

Examples of subindustry in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subindustry was in 1868

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“Subindustry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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