- industrial in‧dus‧tri‧al [ɪnˈdʌstriəl] adjective1. connected with industry:
• big industrial companies such as Fiat S.p.A
• The industrial sector remained weak at the end of the first quarter.
• China's industrial output dropped sharply after floods stopped production in many factories.2. having many industries, or industries that are well developed:
• The industrial nations are less dependent on oil than they were a decade ago.
• the industrial heartland (= the part where there is most industry ) of Southern California3. of the type used in industry:
• a company that sells industrial fire alarms.
• companies with big interests in industrial chemicals
• industrial products such as cooling and heating equipment— see also industrials
* * *Ⅰ.industrial UK US /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/ adjective► relating to industry: »
Building ships has ranked for years as one of the more dangerous industrial jobs.»
Industrial output fell in April.»
an industrial company► used in industry: »
Orders for industrial equipment have increased.»
industrial goods/products► having a lot of industry and factories: »
These workers have some of the best wages in industrial America.»
an industrial city/country► relating to businesses in general, not people: »
The rate cuts affect everything from home mortgages to commercial and industrial loans.»
industrial customers► HR relating to someone's work or job: »
He lost his hand in an industrial accident in 2008.»
industrial injuryindustrially /ɪnˈdʌstriəli/ adverb► »
a chemical that is used»
industrially advanced economies»
industrially produced carbon dioxideⅡ.industrial UK US /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/ noun► [C] a company whose main business is producing goods: »
Earnings reports from key companies in banking, technology and the industrials have been released.● industrials — Cf. industrials
Financial and business terms. 2012.