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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 relating 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 quasiindustrial

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 quasiindustrial

industrial

adj.

1774, from French industriel, from Medieval Latin industrialis, from Latin industria (see industry). Earlier the word had been used in English in a sense "resulting from labor" (1580s); the modern use is considered a reborrowing. Meaning "suitable for industrial use" is from 1904. As a style of dance music, attested from 1988. Industrial revolution was in use by 1840 to refer to recent developments and changes in England and elsewhere.

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Slang definitions & phrases for quasiindustrial

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+)


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