stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive

(Latin: to build, to build up; to pile; to construct; to place together, to arrange)

industrial diamond (s) (noun), industrial diamonds (pl)
Diamonds which are not suitable for gemstones: "Such diamonds are used as abrasives or for cutting instruments."
industrial disease (s) (noun), industrial diseases (pl)
An occupational disease which is characteristic of some workers who work in certain industries; for example asbestosis; a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles.
industrial ecology (s) (noun), industrial ecologies (pl)
The study of the flows of material and energy resources in industrial and consumer activities, of the effects of these flows on the environment, and of the influences of economic, political, and social factors on the use of such resources: "Industrial ecology utilizes the principles from ecology, thermodynamics, and systems theories."
industrial engineering (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. The branch of scientific knowledge which manages and improves the economical use of people and equipment through the applications of costs, work standards, and the improvement of the working environment.
2. The application of design, machines, processes, principles, training, and the techniques of scientific management to the maintenance of a high level of productivity; such as, by analytical study, improvement, and installation of methods and systems, operating procedures, quantity and quality measurements and controls, safety measures, and personnel administration.
industrial geography (s) (noun), physical geographies (pl)
A branch of economics that deals with various production activities; such as, the influences that physical locations might have on factories.
industrial hygiene (s) (noun), industrial hygienes (pl)
A form of preventative medicine which deals with the protection of the health of those who are involved in industrial work.
industrial jewel (s) (noun), industrial jewels (pl)
A hard stone; such as, a ruby or sapphire, which is used for bearings and impulse pins in tools and for recording needles.
industrial park; British, industrial estate (s) (noun); industrial parks; British, industrial estates (pl)
A location or zone outside of a town or city; which is designed especially for factories, business offices, etc.
industrial psychology (s) (noun), industrial psychologies (pl)
1. Mental science applied to certain problems found in industry; dealing primarily with personnel selection, training, and the mental health of workers.
2. The branch of human behavior that is concerned with the efficient management of an industrial labor force and especially with problems encountered by workers in a mechanized environment: "Industrial psychology came into existence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at a time when industrial production was expanding, new types of labor and common occupations were emerging, and greater demands were being made on individuals."
industrial relations (pl) (noun) (a plural form used as a singular)
1. The various ways in which businesses relate to and deal with workers, governments, and various public organizations.
2. The relations which exist between the management and workers in an factory or industrial enterprise.
3. The art or study of managing relationships of management and workers; especially, with the purpose of improving them.
Industrial Revolution (s) (noun) (a proper noun)
A period when major social and economic changes took place in Britain, Europe, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when new machinery, new sources of electrical power, and new ways of manufacturing products were developed.
industrial revolution (s) (noun), industrial revolutions (pl)
1. The social and economic changes brought about when the extensive mechanization of production systems resulted in a major shift from home manufacturing to large-scale factory production.
2. A complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home, or in small workshops, to mechanized systems in large factories; such as, in the weaving of textiles, etc.

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, enough fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) have been burned and enough forests cut down to emit more than 500 billion tons of CO2.

—An excerpt compiled from
"The Acid Sea" by Elizabeth Kobert; National Geographic; April, 2011; page 108.
industrial robot (s) (noun), industrial robots (pl)
A programmable machine that is in use for industrial applications which has the freedom of movement similar to that of a human's waist, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers.
industrial strength (s) (noun), industrial strengths (pl)
1. That which is stronger, more powerful, or more intense than others of its kind: "Henry claimed that he was wearing industrial-strength shoes."
2. A reference to a commercial product, very strong, powerful, or durable compared to other products of the same type.
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.

Related "together" units: com-; greg-; inter-.