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[adj. in-duh-stree-wahyd; adv. in-duh-stree-wahyd] /adj. ˈɪn də striˌwaɪd; adv. ˈɪn də striˈwaɪd/
from, covering, or affecting an entire industry:
industrywide profits.
throughout an industry.
Origin of industrywide
1945-50; industry + -wide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Regency, which owns five cruise ships, attributed its troubles to an industrywide slowdown in the cruise business.
  • There are also fewer people on corporate payrolls, which in the past were more likely to sign industrywide contracts.
  • Whether gearbox failures are an industrywide problem remains a matter of some contention.
  • He points to an industrywide agreement on a single process for upgrading software on the devices as a sign of progress.
  • The enzyme was called cox-2, and the finding ignited an industrywide race to produce an arthritis drug that would inhibit it.
  • They see it as part of an industrywide slowdown and are making changes.
  • The technical element of the proposed rule will help standardize the technology for industrywide use.
  • Air districts were also permitted to identify industrywide categories.
British Dictionary definitions for industrywide


adverb, adjective
covering or available to all parts of an industry
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