industry (s) (noun)
, industries (pl)
1. The organized commercial production or making of goods and providing services for sale; including the extraction and processing of raw materials and their construction.
2. The people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise.
3. An activity that many people are involved in; especially, one that has become commercialized or standardized production and sale of goods.
4. The organized economic activity connected with the production, manufacture, or construction of a particular product or range of products.
5. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises.
6. Etymology: "cleverness, skill" from Old French industrie; from Latin industria, "diligence"; feminine gender of industrius, "industrious, diligent"; from early Latin indostruus, "diligent" which came from indu, "in, within" + struere, "to build" or to "produce".
Word Entries containing the term:
agroindustry, agro-industry (s) (noun)
; agroindustries, agro-industries (pl)
1. Industry dealing with the supply, processing, and distribution of farm products.
2. The large-scale production, processing, and packaging of food using modern equipment and methods.
Electronic Industries Association, EIA (noun)
A trade association consisting primarily of the electronic component and equipment manufactulrers industry.
Some of its functions include the formulation of technical standards, dissemination of marketing data, standardization of sizes, and the maintenance of contact with government agencies in matters relating to the electronics industry.
The association was originally known as the Radio Manufacturers Association, RMA (1924-1950), Radio-Television Manufacturers Association, RTMA (1950-1953), and later as the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers Association or RETMA (1953-1957).
electronic industry (s) (noun)
, electronic industries (pl)
Industrial organizations engaged in the manufacture, design, development, and/or substantial assembly of electronic equipment, systems, assemblies, or the components of such structures.
electronics industry (s) (noun)
, electronics industries (pl)
The industrial organizations engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and the substantial assembly of electronic equipment, systems, assemblies, and components.
extractive industry (s) (noun)
, extractive industries (pl)
A commercial operation involved in exploring for non-renewable natural resources and removing them from the earth: Some examples of extractive industries that withdraw resources from nature are gas drilling, hunting, trapping, mining, and forestry; all of which are important parts of a country's economy.
This entry is located in the following units:
ex-, e-, ef-
stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive
tra-, tract-, trac-, -tractive, -traction, -tracting, treat-, trai-
heavy industry (s) (noun)
, heavy industries (pl)
The production of steel, coal, or large goods; such as, aircraft.
light industry (s), light industries (pl) (noun forms)
The part of industry that involves the production of small goods; for example, electronic equipment.