Definition of industrialist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlɪst/


A person involved in the ownership and management of industry: the exploitation of child labour by nineteenth-century industrialists
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  • State power contributed to the growth of the cotton industry, a point overlooked by industrialists in the early nineteenth century.
  • It marked a decline in power of the industrialists in favor of financiers.
  • If the current trend in gas prices continues, industrialists fear that inward investment in Britain will suffer.
manufacturer, producer, factory owner, factory boss;
captain of industry, big businessman, top executive, magnate, tycoon, capitalist, financier, investor
informal, derogatory fat cat
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