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industrial

[in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry:
industrial production; industrial waste.
2.
having many and highly developed industries:
an industrial nation.
3.
engaged in an industry or industries:
industrial workers.
4.
of or pertaining to the workers in industries:
industrial training.
5.
used in industry:
industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics.
6.
noting or pertaining to industrial life insurance.
noun
7.
an industrial product:
diamonds classed as industrials and nonindustrials.
8.
a company engaged in industrial enterprises.
9.
an employee in some industry, especially a manufacturing industry.
10.
industrials, stocks and bonds of industrial companies.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; industry + -al1
Related forms
industrially, adverb
industrialness, noun
nonindustrial, adjective
nonindustrially, adverb
preindustrial, adjective
proindustrial, adjective
quasi-industrial, adjective
quasi-industrially, adverb
semi-industrial, adjective
semi-industrially, adverb
unindustrial, adjective
Can be confused
industrial, industrious.
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British Dictionary definitions for proindustrial

industrial

/ɪnˈdʌstrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry
2.
employed in industry the industrial workforce
3.
relating to or concerned with workers in industry industrial conditions
4.
used in industry industrial chemicals
Derived Forms
industrially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for proindustrial
industrial
1774, from Fr. industriel, from M.L. industrialis, from L. industria (see industry). As a style of dance music, attested from 1988.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for proindustrial

industrial

adjective
  1. Very masculine; manly; macho, studly: If you can get a date with Bambi, you'll be so industrial, dude! (1980s+ Students)
  2. industrial-strength: an industrial dose of Thorazine (1980s+)
modifier

: and the harsh industrial pop of Nine Inch Nails

noun

A variety of rock music: industrial music is ''the sounds our culture makes as it comes unglued'' (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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