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Definitions of industry

  1. persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the people engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principle product, as "the automobile industry", "the steel industry". It includes the ownership and management of companies, factories, industrial plants, etc. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  9. Steady attention to business or labor; productive labor; a particular branch of work or trade. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Quality of being industrious: steady application to labor: habitual diligence: applied also to occupations and various classes of manufacturing; as, the iron and steel industry, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Diligence in labor; labor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Earnest or constant application to work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Useful labor; any branch of productive work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Habitual diligence in any employment; steady application to labour; assiduity; a productive occupation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; -- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. in'dus-tri, n. quality of being diligent: assiduity: steady application to labour: habitual diligence: manufacture: trade.--adj. INDUS'TRIAL, relating to or consisting in industry.--n. INDUS'TRIALISM, devotion to labour or industrial pursuits: that system or condition of society in which industrial labour is the chief and most characteristic feature, opposed to feudalism and the military spirit.--adv. INDUS'TRIALLY.--adj. INDUS'TRIOUS, diligent or active in one's labour: laborious: diligent in a particular pursuit.--adv. INDUS'TRIOUSLY.--INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, MUSEUM, an exhibition, museum, of industrial products or manufactures; INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, a school in which agricultural or some other industrial art is taught: a school where neglected children are taught mechanical arts. [Fr.,--L.; perh. from indo, old form of in, within, and stru[)e]re, to build up.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Diligence; habitual employment in useful work; branch of trade or manufacture. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] Habitual diligence in any employment, either bodily or mental ; steady attention ; careful application ; activity ; - assiduity. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. Diligence, assiduity. Complete Dictionary

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