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tertiary industry Line breaks: ter|tiary in|dus|try

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Definition of tertiary industry in English:


[mass noun] Economics
The part of a country’s economy concerned with the provision of services.
Example sentences
  • ‘Shanghai has a robust economy, yet its tertiary industry is relatively weak,’ Jiang said.
  • Given these incentives, every person who gains employment in primary industry or property improvement of any sort generates four more job opportunities downstream in secondary and tertiary industries.
  • In addition to the 850,000 strong workforce directly employed in the industry, it has also created 1.15m indirect employment opportunities in tertiary industries such as transport, catering, security and housekeeping services.
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