Definition of cottage industry in English:

cottage industry

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noun

  • A business or manufacturing activity carried on in people’s homes: weaving was an important cottage industry [mass noun]: conditions in cottage industry were hardly rosy
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    • Medicine, which was largely a cottage industry until the Second World War, has been transformed by several factors.
    • The considerable increase in business has created a cottage industry in the professions.
    • Despite stiff competition, there is a big demand for cheap varieties of detergent powder, which can be manufactured as a cottage industry.

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