Translation of industry in Spanish:

industry

Pronunciation: /ˈɪndəstri/

n (plural -tries)

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (in general) industria (feminine) heavy/light industry industria pesada/ligera she used to be a teacher but now she works in industry era maestra pero ahora trabaja en el sector empresarial how will industry react to these proposals? ¿cuál va a ser la reacción de los empresarios frente a estas propuestas?
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    • The union is now the biggest in the private sector and manufacturing industry.
    • Manufacturing and industry produced a large range of products aimed at many different markets.
    • Costs of smelters scrap metal and other problems are having a major impact on manufacturing industry.
    1.2 countable/numerable (particular branch) industria (feminine) the steel/textile industry la industria siderúrgica/textil the construction industry la (industria de la) construcción the tourist industry el turismo a whole industry has grown up around healthy living la preocupación por la salud ha dado lugar a toda un área de actividad comercial
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    • The technology industry has a poor track record in attracting female applicants.
    • Keeping up with the Kiwis now is hard work, as the wine industry continues to grow like topsy
    • In the airline industry emotional labour is vital to the success of the product.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (hard work) [formal] laboriosidad (f), diligencia (f), aplicación (f)
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    • Her sewing room, based in her farm in Fife, which she shares with her fiancé, is a hive of industry.
    • On some occasions three courts were sitting simultaneously and it was a hive of industry and justice.
    • His industry, inventiveness and hard work said a lot about the way Celtic play the game.

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