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


primary industry

BrE BrE//ˈpraɪməri ɪndəstri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪmeri ɪndəstri//
[uncountable, countable] (economics)
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the section of industry that provides raw materials to be made into goods, for example farming and mining compare secondary industry, tertiary industry
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: primary industry