Definition of light industry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


light industry

BrE BrE//ˌlaɪt ˈɪndəstri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlaɪt ˈɪndəstri//
[uncountable, countable] Manufacturing
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industry that produces small or light objects such as things used in the house Light industry continued to exceed heavy industry in value of output. compare heavy industry See related entries: Manufacturing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: light industry