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English noun: industry

1. industry (group) the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

SamplesEach industry has its own trade publications.

Broader (hypernym)commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)aluminum business, aluminum industry, apparel industry, arms industry, automobile industry, aviation, banking industry, banking system, chemical industry, coal industry, computer industry, construction industry, electronics industry, entertainment industry, fashion business, fashion industry, film industry, garment industry, growth industry, housing industry, lighting industry, market, movie industry, munitions industry, oil business, oil industry, plastics industry, rag trade, refining industry, securities industry, service industry, shipbuilding industry, shoe industry, show biz, show business, sign industry, steel industry, sunrise industry, tobacco industry, toy business, toy industry, trucking industry

Domain categoryindustry, manufacture

2. industry (act) the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

SamplesAmerican industry is making increased use of computers to control production.


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)cottage industry, industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization, production

Domain category membersindustry, point system, privatise, privatize, rat

3. industry (attribute) persevering determination to perform a task

SamplesHis diligence won him quick promotions.
Frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues.

Synonymsdiligence, industriousness

Broader (hypernym)determination, purpose

Narrower (hyponym)assiduity, assiduousness, concentration, sedulity, sedulousness, studiousness

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