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  1. in·dus·try
    IPA[ˈindəstrē]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: industry, plural noun: industries

    • noun

      economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories:

      a particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity:

    • noun

      industry connected with agriculture:

      agriculture developed along industrial lines.

    • noun

      a business that does work for a customer, and occasionally provides goods, but is not involved in manufacturing.
    • noun

      the manufacture of small or light articles:
    • noun

      a business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home:
    • noun

      a new and growing industry, especially in electronics or telecommunications.
    • noun

      industry, such as mining, agriculture, or forestry, that is concerned with obtaining or providing natural raw materials for conversion into commodities and products for the consumer:
    • noun

      the manufacture of large, heavy articles and materials in bulk:
    • noun

      industry that converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products for the consumer; manufacturing industry.
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