as in mechanical
of or relating to manufacture performed by humans or machines rather than natural processes They utilize industrial practices to produce large quantities of material. The late 1700s gave rise to an industrial boom.

Synonyms & Similar Words


Antonyms & Near Antonyms

Thesaurus Entries Near industrial

Cite this Entry

“Industrial.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on industrial

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!