Definition of secondary industry in English:

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secondary industry


Industry that converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products for the consumer; manufacturing industry.
Example sentences
  • World wool prices had fallen, as had produce prices, the diamond market had fallen and secondary industry was depressed.
  • If the primary industries are doing fine, that will be a stage for secondary industries to achieve growth.
  • Primary and secondary industries depended upon government-funded services, infrastructure, and immigration.

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Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y in·dus·try

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