industrial symbiosis (s) (noun)
, industrial symbioses (pl)
A relationship in which at least two manufacturing facilities exchange materials, energy, or information in order to produce a collective benefit greater than the total of individual benefits which could be achieved by acting alone.
industrial television (s) (noun)
, industrial televisions (pl)
A closed-circuit system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points and is used for monitoring and viewing manufacturing operations.
industrial waste (s) (noun)
, industrial wastes (pl)
Any of the various categories of disposable matter that is generated by manufacturing or commercial processes and which usually indicates some kind of hazardous or toxic materials: The city established a working group to monitor the industrial waste of the company that produced plastic films which was located near the river.
industrialism (s) (noun)
, industrialisms (pl)
1. A social system in which manufacturers and factories are the primary basis of a country's economy.
2. An economic system in which factories are dominant.
industrialist (s) (noun)
, industrialists (pl)
1. A person; for example, the owner, the managing director, or a large shareholder of an industrial enterprise, who has a substantial interest in the running and profits of that business.
2. Someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise; or an owner or controller of an industrial concern.
industrialization (s) (noun)
, industrializations (pl)
1. Regions or areas that are building and operating more factories and businesses: "This particular country is in the early development of industrialization."
2. The process of establishing an industrial society; especially, the development and the widespread use of modern energy technologies; such as, steam power, coal, oil and natural gas, and electricity as replacements for traditional energy sources; including, human and animal power.
, industrializes; industrialized; industrializing
1. Creating large-scale machine-based productions in all sectors of the national economy; especially, production and manufacturing.
2. To build and to operate factories and businesses in a city, region, country, etc.: "The government wants to industrialize some of the agricultural regions."
"That region was industrialized before the rest of the country."
industrialized regions (noun) (pl)
Areas which have been building and operating factories and businesses in a city, region, or country.
, more industrially, most industriaolly
A reference to factory-made products: "Most crops are being industrially produced by large corporations and not by individual or small farming growers."
, more industrious, most industrious
1. Working diligently or being hard-working, conscientious, and energetic.
2. Characterized by hard work and perseverance; being earnest, making steady effort, and being diligent: "Sam is known as a very industrious worker by his fellow contractors."
, more industriously, most industriously
A descriptive term for being an exceptional worker: "Henry was industriously working to complete the project on time."
industriousness (noun) (not countable)
Exceptionally hard work: "Shirley was praised by her supervisor for her industriousness."
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".
, more infrastructural, most infrastructural
A reference to the large-scale public systems, services, and facilities of a country or region that are necessary for economic activity, including power and water supplies, public transportation, telecommunications, roads, and schools: "More infrastructural maintenance and repairs are needed before the whole system breaks down."
infrastructure (s) (noun)
, infrastructures (pl)
1. An underlying base or foundation of an organization or a system: "The company strived to improve its financial infrastructure of so all of the employees could maintain their jobs."
2. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society: "Infrastructures include transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions consisting of schools, post offices, and prisons."
"More money needs to be spent by the government in order to save the deteriorating infrastructures of the country."
3. Etymology: from 1927, from French infrastructure
; from Latin infra-
, "below, underneath, beneath" + structure
, "a fitting together, adjustment, building"; from structus
, "to pile, to build, to assemble".
The installations that form the basis for any operation or system; originally it was in a military sense.
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