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primary industry

noun
1.
an industry, as agriculture, forestry, or fishing, that deals in obtaining natural materials.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for primary industry
  • The primary industry of the prairie continues to be agriculture.
  • The business combined with its affiliates must not exceed the size standard designated for the business' primary industry.
  • Agriculture was the primary industry with oranges and lemons being the principal crops.
  • They include primary industry standards, such as those for general service fluorescents and incandescent lighting.

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