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industry

 
Noun industry has 3 senses
  1. industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
    --1 is a kind of
    commercial enterprise
    --1 has particulars:
     aluminum business, aluminum industry; apparel industry, garment industry, fashion industry, fashion business, rag trade; banking industry, banking system; automobile industry; aviation; chemical industry; coal industry; computer industry; construction industry, housing industry; electronics industry; entertainment industry, show business, show biz; film industry, movie industry, screenland; growth industry; lighting industry; munitions industry, arms industry; oil industry, refining industry, oil business; plastics industry; market, securities industry; service industry; shipbuilding industry; shoe industry; sign industry; steel industry; sunrise industry; tobacco industry; toy industry, toy business; trucking industry
  2. industry, manufacture - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
    --2 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --2 has particulars:
     cottage industry; production; industrialization, industrialisation, industrial enterprise
  3. diligence, industriousness, industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
    --3 is a kind of determination, purpose
    --3 has particulars:
     assiduity, assiduousness, concentration; sedulity, sedulousness; studiousness
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