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industrial US English

Of, relating to, or characterized by industry

industrial US Thesaurus

industrial areas of the city

industrial arts US English

A school or college subject in which students are taught practical skills such as carpentry or engineering

industrial base US English

The part of the economy of a country or region that is involved in producing goods in large quantities in factories

industrial park US English

An area of land developed as a site for factories and other industrial businesses

non-industrial US English

Not using or characterized by industry

industrial action US English

Action taken by employees of a company as a protest, especially striking or working to rule

industrial design US English

The art or process of designing manufactured products

industrial diamond US English

A small diamond, not of gem quality, used in abrasives and in cutting and drilling tools

industrial disease US English

A disease contracted in the course of employment, typically in a factory

industrial dispute US English

A dispute between employers and employees

industrial estate US English

British term for industrial park.

industrial union US English

See vertical union.

industrial unrest US English

A state of disagreement between employers and employees, resulting in action taken by employees as a protest, such as striking

industrial waste US English

Waste material produced by industrial processes or activity

industrial archaeology US English

The study of equipment and buildings formerly used in industry

industrial democracy US English

The involvement of employees in the running of an industry, factory, company, etc.

industrial engineering US English

The branch of engineering concerned with the design and operation of industrial processes

industrial espionage US English

Spying directed toward discovering the secrets of a rival manufacturer or other industrial company

industrial language US English

Bad language; swearing

industrial melanism US English

The prevalence of dark-colored varieties of animals (especially moths) in industrial areas where they are better camouflaged against predators than paler forms

industrial relations US English

The relations between management and workers in industry

Industrial Revolution US English

The rapid development of industry that occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of machinery. It was characterized by the use of steam power, the growth of factories, and the mass production of manufactured goods

industrial-strength US English

Very strong or powerful

industrial tribunal US English

A body established to settle disputes arising out of employment, such as complaints of unfair dismissal

military-industrial complex US English

A country’s military establishment and those industries producing arms or other military materials, regarded as a powerful vested interest

Dow Jones Industrial Average US English

An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks

Congress of Industrial Organizations US English

A federation of North American labor unions, organized largely by industry rather than craft. In 1955 it merged with the American Federation of Labor to form the AFL-CIO

Industrial Workers of the World US English

A radical US labor movement, founded in Chicago in 1905 and, as part of the syndicalist movement, dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism. Its popularity declined after World War I, and by 1925 its membership was insignificant

postindustrial US English

Of or relating to an economy that no longer relies on heavy industry

preindustrial US English

Of or relating to a time before industrialization