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Definition of "industrial" []

  • Of, relating to, or resulting from industry: industrial development; industrial pollution. (adjective)
  • Having highly developed industries: an industrial nation. (adjective)
  • Employed, required, or used in industry: industrial workers; industrial diamonds. (adjective)
  • A firm engaged in industry. (noun)
  • A stock or bond issued by an industrial enterprise. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "industrial" in a sentence
  • "Liveris concedes that -- for weird historical reasons -- the term "industrial policy" is too politically toxic to use, but that's what he's talking about."
  • ""That's not what you call industrial integration," says Francois Heisbourg, chairman of the Geneva Center for Security Policy in Geneva."
  • "Brooklyn; now editor of our most influential religious weekly; a liberal both in theology and politics; a modernist, an advocate of what he calls industrial democracy."