Definition of industrial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌstriəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌstriəl//
    [usually before noun] Describing jobs, Manufacturing
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  1. 1  connected with industry industrial unrest industrial output an industrial accident They had made industrial quantities of food (= a lot). See related entries: Describing jobs, Manufacturing
  2. 2  used by industries industrial chemicals
  3. 3  having many industries an industrial town an industrial society the world’s leading industrial nations
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from industry + -al; in later use influenced by French industriel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: industrial