part of speech: noun

inflections: industries

definition 1: the activity of process of turning raw materials into finished products, or a particular business that does this.

  • The country has little industry in the rural areas.
  • Many new industries have been established in this region in recent years.

definition 2: a number of companies making a particular product.

  • The automobile industry employs thousands of people.

definition 3: the tendency to work hard.

  • The student showed much industry and earned an A.

antonyms: sloth