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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a growth area/industry
▪ Nuclear energy will be the main growth area in the energy sector.
cottage industry
▪ Hand weaving is a flourishing cottage industry in the region.
electronics company/industry/firm etc
garment industry/factory/district etc
▪ She works in the garment district of Manhattan.
heavy industry
light industry
nationalised industry
▪ a nationalised industry
service industry
sex industry
shipping company/industry/agent etc
▪ a Danish shipping company
▪ a shipping route
smokestack industry
sunrise industry
sunset industry
▪ sunset industries such as steel
textile industry/design/manufacture etc
▪ textile design and technology
▪ a textile mill
the car industry
▪ The car industry suffers in times of economic decline.
the chemical industry
▪ The chemical industry is one of the most important industrial sectors.
the clothing industry
▪ There are plenty of job opportunities in the clothing industry.
the computer industry
▪ You can make a lot of money in the computer industry.
the construction industry
▪ The construction industry had a hard time during the recession.
the cotton industry/trade
▪ The cotton industry began to boom in the 1780s.
the electricity industry
▪ He works in the electricity industry.
the energy industry
▪ regulation of the energy industry
the entertainment business/industry
▪ The union represents people who work in the entertainment industry.
the fashion industry
▪ London is the centre of the British fashion industry.
the film industry
▪ Scorsese is a highly respected figure in the film industry.
the food industry
▪ The food industry has responded to consumer concerns about health.
the gas industry
▪ There are plans to nationalize the country's gas industry.
the insurance industry
▪ The insurance industry is very competitive.
the leisure industry/sector
▪ The leisure sector has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years.
the movie industry
▪ How did you get started in the movie industry?
the oil industry
▪ He works in in the oil industry.
the tourist industry
▪ The tourist industry is booming, with more visitors this year than ever before.
the travel industry
▪ The storms have had a huge effect on the country's travel industry.
work in industry/education/publishing etc
▪ The studies were undertaken by people working in education.
▪ This book should be useful to chemists formulating products, which include surfactants, throughout the chemical industry.
▪ It provides assistance to member states in improving safety practices in the chemical industry.
▪ For example, the industrial giants who dominate the chemical industry have large capital investments in petrochemicals.
▪ The average profit margin in the chemical industry is around 10 %.
▪ Other co-products include calcium chloride, with applications ranging from the oil and chemical industries to dust-laying in coal mines.
▪ Previous reports covered the steel, automotive and chemical industries.
▪ Still nobody in the chemical industry put two and two together.
▪ The greatest sources of pollution are cars, power stations, the chemical industry and agriculture.
▪ But since most of London's heavy industry has long since gone, there must be other explanations too.
▪ Osaka has already set the example, to provide space for the heavy industries attracted there by the huge reservoir of labour.
▪ The result - heavy industry and low value added production kept going long past its time, ineffectually, by subsidy.
▪ The latter, involving heavy industry, was made possible by the building of the railways.
▪ The researchers feel the community is fairly representative of working class culture in areas of heavy industry in Britain.
▪ However, there is little sign that it will ever produce compounds on the scale required by the heavy organic chemicals industry.
▪ Even more striking was the upsurge in heavy industry, and for this the State itself was primarily responsible.
▪ And so, founded on its sure infrastructure of heavy industries, free-flowing capital and cheap labour, the machine is off.
▪ Chester, in particular, is making loud noises about converting some of its greenbelt for housing and light industry.
▪ Out of this there soon came the normal development of light industry.
▪ These communities have an average population of between 200 and 700 and an economic base of agriculture plus some light industry.
▪ About 80 per-cent of farmworkers were women, he said, and over 90 percent of workers in light industry.
▪ Now it is a prosperous place, making its living from light industry and the visitors who come to tour the battlefields.
▪ Other engineering and light industries are filling many of the old mills and clothing factories.
▪ And there has been a rapid growth in three types of industry: light factory industry, services and tourism.
▪ Another group of supervisors from light manufacturing industry are undertaking a conversion course to catering supervisor.
▪ The local jute industry employed forty thousand people in the early years of the present century.
▪ Its advanced manufacturing center helps local industries adapt to changes in technology and reduce costs.
▪ Every school, even the smallest primary school, should also have a governor from local industry or commerce.
▪ The local billboard industry has suffered a series of legal defeats over the past several years.
▪ Instead they should restrict access to plants, control contracts and set up local industries to capitalise on biodiversity.
▪ So its success marks a significant milestone for the local industry.
▪ Third, Compact puts students in touch with local industry.
▪ Third, involvement with local industry helps to promote a stimulating and challenging curriculum. 4.
▪ They are typical of much of manufacturing industry.
▪ Four metal-using and manufacturing industries are prominent at the head of the list, with losses of more than 200,000 jobs each.
▪ To take an obvious case, modern manufacturing industries can only go on so long as there are capitalists and workers.
▪ While the scope for profitable investment in manufacturing industry was limited, the owner-occupied housing market seemed ideal for loan capital.
▪ The argument applies just as forcibly to many manufacturing industries, such as those of automobiles, electronic components, computers and aircraft.
▪ Much also depends on how much spare capacity there actually is in manufacturing industry.
▪ They were starved of the technical skills of Western manufacturing industries.
▪ Participation by the manufacturing industry in the eco-audit scheme, as it is known, will be voluntary.
▪ In this chapter we analyse the nationalized industries, explain how they have been run, and assess their performance.
▪ It also excludes various administrative agencies connected with the National Health Service and the nationalized industries.
▪ This is not to say that a three E's audit is never undertaken in nationalized industries.
▪ It was also concerned with the effect of nationalized industry deficits on public borrowing and hence on inflation and interest rates.
▪ Apart from the Labour party and public-sector trade unions, the nationalized industries had few friends by 1979.
▪ Its scope does not include nationalized industries.
▪ Should nationalized industries use the same interest rate as private firms?
▪ Their accounts look very different from the nationalized industries because they adopt budgetary accounting and also because they adopt fund accounting.
▪ So the Government has made the valleys a Special Development Area where grants are made to help to start new industries.
▪ The tradable permit approach has launched a new industry that brokers deals between firms.
▪ We have to be cautious about growth rates in a relatively new industry.
▪ As new firms enter industry X, the market supply of X will increase relative to the market demand.
▪ The climate change debate is now penetrating new business and industry constituencies.
▪ The cheaper second-hand vehicles will likely eat into demand for new cars, industry officials say.
▪ Further cuts in government spending will be needed to give a promised new boost to industry.
▪ How may these new industries help many people when the older industries decline or close?
▪ The nuclear industry, for its part, does not seem to enjoy publicising the ill effects of radiation in any form.
▪ It's not the same plutonium as used in weapons and the nuclear industry.
▪ The growing mistrust with which the nuclear industry was surrounding itself now had a clear target.
▪ In the year 1988/89, £256.8 million went to the nuclear industry, and only £16 million on renewables.
▪ Moreover, the governments in all four countries were similarly committed to developing the nuclear power industry.
▪ A decline in coal demand would benefit either the nuclear or gas industries.
▪ For years the economics of the nuclear power industry were concealed within the overall accounts of the public sector electricity industry.
▪ And the nuclear industry couldn't always buy itself into the media.
▪ This led to the rapid growth of the private courier industry, with substantial benefits to business users.
▪ What they are eventually going to do is fire these people and have private industry hire them at lower pay.
▪ Observers suggested that the government's involvement followed a lack of interest from private industry.
▪ The government uses them to plan food and nutrition education programs. Private industry uses them to dispense nutrition information.
▪ Most of the firms in private industry to which monopolies and mergers legislation is relevant are in fact oligopolists.
▪ Shares in the company had rallied after the government pledged to sell it to private industry before the end of October.
▪ The private sector service industries make only a small contribution while the public services make none.
▪ Greater participation by private industry in prevention and treatment programs.
▪ Motor industry analysts say Rover's upturn is partly down to efforts to improve its image.
▪ Hartsook, the industry analyst, estimated more than one million machines could have the flaws.
▪ Indeed, industry analysts say they already appear to be peaking.
▪ The actions left industry analysts uncertain about the deal.
▪ Many industry analysts are predicting a slight industry recession in 1998.
▪ But industry analysts assert that the proposed merger, announced Monday, could produce significant job reductions.
▪ There are many economic, social and environmental reasons why the car industry is unlikely to survive in its current form.
▪ How should they use it to plan the future of the car industry and those who depend on it?
▪ In recent months the car industry has laid off thousands of workers and put many more on short time.
▪ The calculation has been made by the Edison electric Institute, Department of Energy and electric car industry officials.
▪ The result could herald the revival of the dormant kit car industry.
▪ Some were deadly serious about working in the car industry.
▪ It employs 370,000, more than the car industry, and its annual turnover is in the region of £3 billion.
▪ Voice over Rover set up their Career Challenge as a way of interesting young people in engineering and the car industry.
▪ It is rather ironic that we continue to run down our coal industry and sterilise billions of tonnes of coal.
▪ The coal industry had no say in running the fund, and Lewis had total control of it.
▪ That is how it dismisses the coal industry.
▪ He advocated experiments with private enterprise in the coal industry.
▪ However, they use it as a weapon to bash the coal industry.
▪ What of Labour's plans for the future of the coal industry?
▪ In order to develop this discussion the project will produce a detailed systematic, publicly available set of data on the coal industry.
▪ Discuss the important standards which influence the rest of the computer industry.
▪ The computer industry is one of the few where the cost to the consumer keeps dropping as power increases.
▪ Its 25% net margin is bettered in the computer industry only by Intel, the world's biggest micro-processor maker.
▪ Utah's computer industry is starting to tempt firms out of southern California.
▪ Next stop was Silicon Valley, where he wrote documentation for the booming personal computer industry.
▪ Acer intends licensing the bus to the personal computer industry.
▪ The Clinton administration last week made a new offer to the computer industry on the issue of data encryption.
▪ I pay tribute to the efforts of the construction industry training board.
▪ Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry....
▪ That underlines the importance of the construction industry training board.
▪ Generally, the construction industry still limits its delivery effort to an eight-hour period, Mondays to Fridays.
▪ It was a means of social improvement along narrowly defined routes, usually connected with the construction industry.
▪ The construction industry is a mobile industry.
▪ All that has been compounded by the Government's crazy cuts in youth training, including in the construction industry.
▪ As all hon. Members who have spoken have said, training is exceptionally important in the construction industry.
▪ A small cottage industry of biotechnology firms has sprung up to investigate this, using a variety of methods.
▪ Industry experts say this booming cottage industry now accounts for about a quarter of the X-rated video market.
▪ He also asserted that the day of the cottage industry was over.
▪ Technical standards unite this cottage industry of desk-top publishing with the presses of newspaper and magazine publishers.
▪ They controlled this cottage industry by buying, selling, transporting and exchanging raw wool, spun yam and woven cloth.
▪ But in any case, dismissing this trend as a growth in cottage industries would be a mistake.
▪ Their manufacture is a cottage industry run by people on the fringes of society.
▪ Embroidery remains largely a cottage industry with thousands of girls and women employed as outworkers.
▪ This is hardly surprising since display technology is expected to dominate many sectors of the electronics industry, both industrial and consumer.
▪ The consumer electronics industry suffered through one of its worst Christmas seasons in decades in 1996.
▪ This time around, the computerisation curve has flattened out, so the electronics industry has been hit as hard as any.
▪ A survey of the electronics industry in this respect would, I believe, show a net loss.
▪ Their ideas grew out of research carried out in the electronics industry where companies face high rates of technological change.
▪ The technique is likely to have other applications in the electronics industry.
▪ Colin Amies, electronics industry adviser at Midland Bank, says that obtaining equity finance is often more important.
▪ This is true of people working in the entertainment industry, who need to practise their skills regularly.
▪ However, the biggest challenge we face today is a willingness by some in the entertainment industry to produce whatever sells.
▪ Or merely a branch of the advertising and entertainment industry?
▪ Clinton also was the favorite of the media and entertainment industry, which gave him more than $ 300, 000&038;.
▪ The entertainment industry now employs more people than the aerospace industry.
▪ McElwee sees Los Angeles and its entertainment industry through the eyes of a bemused Easterner.
▪ The entertainment industry also is hot.
▪ The entertainment industry has experienced its share of protests and boycotts.
▪ How these works are viewed officially as separate from the film industry can be seen in terms of censorship.
▪ His sister runs a Los Angeles location that supplies film industry movie sets and international hotels.
▪ But the recession has hit the film industry.
▪ Well, there is the stage that I assisted the great film industry through.
▪ Figures for employment in the film industry are vague.
▪ It happened to the film industry, which watched the masters of early classics turn to silver nitrate dust.
▪ What should we do in the film industry?
▪ F would induce a competitive film industry to produce Q *;.
▪ Admittedly, Norton-Taylor castigates the food industry as well as the landowners and the farmers - he spreads his castigation very evenly.
▪ Both dried cream and dried whey are extensively used by the food industries.
▪ In 1850 the food industries were generally small-scale and localized.
▪ Furthermore they are increasingly setting the standards for most of the rest of the food industry, including the growing catering sector.
▪ What is good for the food industry can be fatally bad for the health of the entire nation.
▪ There is nothing demeaning about cleaning in the food industry.
▪ The use of the term steriliser implies a chemical capability that is not possible in the food industry.
▪ As to employment, the service industries clearly represent the growth industries.
▪ The telecommunications giant joined a growing number of employers in growth industries that have slashed payrolls even as their profits soared.
▪ In these environmentally conscious times, this is an uncomfortable growth industry.
▪ This industry had always been known as a growth industry of unlimited potential.
▪ Softbank claims that it is better at picking winners and that it is buying into a growth industry.
▪ More than that, they are also the reason that debt collection has become a huge growth industry.
▪ Indeed, waste-smuggling will become one of the growth industries of the early 21st century.
▪ Has apologizing become a growth industry?
▪ Both are reluctant to talk about their plans, for fear of attracting unwanted attention from the insurance industry.
▪ He also worked in the insurance industry.
▪ The insurance industry is also very concerned about rising car crime.
▪ There are several crucial reasons why the insurance industry was so opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment nationwide.
▪ The insurance industry is also facing pressure to cut its costs.
▪ First, the insurance industry employs vast numbers of women and pays them even less than comparable jobs in other industries.
▪ In the meantime, the insurance industry has set up Pool Re, which began collecting premium income in January.
▪ The insurance industry would have its readers believe that greed is at the root of all specialty care.
▪ As far as the music industry, as far as any industry, you don't have to settle for any of it.
▪ But SoundScan numbers have become the official tally of the music industry.
▪ The system uses new but readily available technology developed for the pop music industry.
▪ Choose an accountant who specializes in the music industry.
▪ Safety in the oil industry in general is still far from perfect.
▪ The arrival of the oil industry has brought a surge of business to central Louisiana.
▪ The same month the Majles approved nationalization of the oil industry.
▪ The Select Committee drew attention to the under-reporting of accidents in the oil industry.
▪ Attention focuses on the role of foreign workers in the emerging oil industry.
▪ The oil industry is still accommodating itself to its new size following the 1979 price hike.
▪ Sadly, it appears to be generally accepted that this is the way people in service industries in Glasgow behave.
▪ The service industry has pleaded with some local governments not to be too strict.
▪ Harridan women employed in the so-called service industries.
▪ They are now more likely to work in the service industries, in low-paid white-collar jobs.
▪ Such expenditures create new barriers to competition and serve to concentrate service industries, just as many manufacturing sectors have experienced.
▪ But the idea was relatively new to the financial services industry.
▪ Transport workers, therefore, do not have to be employed in the service industries to produce service products.
▪ This may be particularly important in service industries where there may be limited net asset backing.
▪ Nylon made a great impact on the textile industry when it was first discovered.
▪ In fact, the textile industry more than any other made possible relatively large-scale production in a still traditional artisan world.
▪ Gordon has extensive experience of the textile industry, specialising in production and planning control.
▪ It is most important to our textile industry that we reach a satisfactory conclusion.
▪ The valleys began to fill rapidly with people who became skilled in the textile industry.
▪ The war had stimulated the chemical industry and the related synthetic textile industries.
▪ Can the tobacco industry now afford to breathe freely once again, unlike its customers?
▪ As expected, the tobacco industry has responded forcefully.
▪ In parts of Glasgow, the tobacco industry is very important.
▪ Long considered a small-time corporate raider, Bennett LeBow has become a big-time renegade in the tobacco industry.
▪ Health officials say the most effective ads not only describe the dangers of cigarettes, but target the tobacco industry itself.
▪ But the tobacco industry has already said that it will shut down if 3,000 farms are seized.
▪ On the Democratic side, President Clinton has singled out the tobacco industry for attack.
▪ They can also cause big problems for coastal fisheries, aquaculture operations and the tourist industry.
▪ It will also be cheaper for foreigners to visit Britain which could bring a much-needed boost for the tourist industry.
▪ A further organizational trend under way in the tourist industry concerns an aspect of the internal organization of travel firms themselves.
▪ Sadly their wild habitat is now suffering destruction for the hotel and tourist industries.
▪ He argued the congested roads and lack of parking spaces adversely affected the town's all-important tourist industry by putting off visitors.
▪ The very active New Zealand tourist industry is closely enmeshed with light aircraft flying.
▪ Business and customer handling skills must be developed in the context of the travel industry.
▪ To be sure, the on-line travel industry is still in its infancy, but it appears poised for explosive growth.
▪ However, for the travel industry as it exists today there is a problem.
▪ Once they get there they need facilities, all the kinds of things the travel industry already knows how to provide.
▪ David Lewis, chairman, said the year started with a considerable amount of uncertainty and despair in the travel industry.
▪ C., by travel industry leaders to explain the change from a government-funded to an industry-funded agency.
▪ But the travel industry is presently experiencing a Thirties- style depression, with probably its worst slump in bookings.
▪ Actually, the travel industry does this every year.
▪ Signs of weakening showed in some manufacturing industries, though electronics remains strong.
▪ This relative weakness centred on manufacturing industry.
▪ These figures correctly suggest that our economy is highly industrialized, characterized by gigantic business corporations in its manufacturing industries.
▪ In batch manufacturing industry a figure of 2: 1 is regarded as satisfactory.
▪ Others can be found primarily in manufacturing industries.
a hive of industry/activity etc
▪ Brimscombe Port was once a hive of activity but has now largely disappeared.
▪ In just a few days the centre will be a hive of activity.
▪ Murrayfield was a hive of activity yesterday as there were also sessions for the under-21s, under-19s and under-18s.
▪ Once again the room becomes a hive of activity, and the evening meal is forgotten.
▪ One day, towards the end of March, the whole place became a hive of activity.
▪ The courtyard was a hive of activity.
▪ The place a hive of industry.
▪ Within a day of landing, the ship became a hive of activity.
allied industries/organizations/trades etc
▪ The site now employs about 7,000 people directly, although many more are involved in allied industries or in ongoing construction projects.
captain of industry
▪ His job was to show the captains of industry who came to these shores how to relax.
▪ I have met no retailing captain of industry who makes my blood sing.
▪ In those days captains of industry were not ashamed to live close to the source of their wealth.
▪ Our modern Western world is consequently run by captains of industry, commerce and business who have an underlying Eastern philosophy.
▪ Sometimes he felt desperately shy and this specially seemed to happen when titled laymen or captains of industry appeared.
▪ They were 79 strong, future doctors, lawyers, educators, politicians, captains of industry.
▪ Traders have no secretaries, offices, or meetings with captains of industry.
mature market/industry
▪ And there are other more mature markets in which our business can be expanded further.
▪ Here on the Island we have a mature market.
▪ It is, rather, a mature market that is in decline.
▪ Price competition Price competition occurs in mature markets, much of it induced by clients.
▪ The propane industry was a mature industry and Mega was primarily a single business company.
pink-collar jobs/workers/industries etc
▪ Government money was poured into the economy in order to encourage industry.
▪ Ireland is now a European center for light industry, like computer assembly.
▪ Manufacturing industry was virtually wiped out in the UK during the 1980s.
▪ Many people moved from Asia to work in the British textile industry, where jobs were plentiful.
▪ Miami's tourist industry
▪ She has demonstrated a great deal of industry in finishing the project on time.
▪ She was looking for a management position in industry.
▪ the airline industry
▪ The chemicals are widely used in industry as refrigerants.
▪ The government encourages the development of industry with tax breaks.
▪ The region has tried to attract new industry in order to reduce unemployment.
▪ The Ruhr valley has always been the centre of German heavy industry.
▪ Wages in the clothing industry were found to be lower than in any other sector.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Industry \In"dus*try\, n.; pl. Industries. [L. industria, cf. industrius diligent; of uncertain origin: cf. F. industrie.]

  1. 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.

    We are more industrious than our forefathers, because in the present times the funds destined for the maintenance of industry are much greater in proportion to those which are likely to be employed in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two or three centuries ago.
    --A. Smith.

  2. 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.

  3. (Polit. Econ.) Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

    Syn: Diligence; assiduity; perseverance; activity; laboriousness; attention. See Diligence.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "cleverness, skill," from Old French industrie "activity; aptitude" (14c.) or directly from Latin industria "diligence, activity, zeal," fem. of industrius "industrious, diligent," used as a noun, from early Latin indostruus "diligent," from indu "in, within" + stem of struere "to build" (see structure (n.)). Sense of "diligence, effort" is from 1530s; meaning "trade or manufacture" first recorded 1560s; that of "systematic work" is 1610s.


n. (context uncountable English) The tendency to work persistently.

  1. n. the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"

  2. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production" [syn: manufacture]

  3. persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues" [syn: diligence, industriousness]

Industry, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 777
Housing Units (2000): 124
Land area (2000): 11.715453 sq. miles (30.342882 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.177850 sq. miles (0.460630 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 11.893303 sq. miles (30.803512 sq. km)
FIPS code: 36490
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 34.015778 N, 117.950804 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 91744
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Industry, CA
Industry, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 540
Housing Units (2000): 223
Land area (2000): 0.471115 sq. miles (1.220181 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000668 sq. miles (0.001731 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.471783 sq. miles (1.221912 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37439
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 40.326600 N, 90.606499 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61440
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Industry, IL
Industry, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 1921
Housing Units (2000): 816
Land area (2000): 9.841635 sq. miles (25.489716 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.720393 sq. miles (1.865808 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.562028 sq. miles (27.355524 sq. km)
FIPS code: 36944
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.656017 N, 80.409538 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 15052
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Industry, PA
Industry, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 304
Housing Units (2000): 142
Land area (2000): 1.044782 sq. miles (2.705973 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.021992 sq. miles (0.056960 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.066774 sq. miles (2.762933 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35984
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 29.972597 N, 96.502529 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 78944
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Industry, TX
Industry (disambiguation)

Industry is an area of economic production.

Industry may also refer to:

  • Economic sector
  • Industry (archaeology), a typological classification of stone tools
Industry (band)

Industry was an American new wave band formed in 1978 in New York as Industrial Complex, their name later changing to Industry. In 1981, the band became commercial but disbanded three years later. Their only well known album was Stranger to Stranger, released in 1984 which included the hit single, " State of the Nation". Due to some pop ballads in their 1984 album, the band has been dubbed as "The American Spandau Ballet"

Industry (Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson album)

Industry is an album by Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson released in 1997.

The two unrelated Thompsons had known each other since the late sixties, and had toured together throughout the nineties. This long-planned collaborative work was finally recorded in 1997.

The compositions on the album - both Richard Thompson's songs and Danny Thompson's instrumental pieces - portray various impressions of the impact of industry on England, ranging from the birth of the industrial revolution to the closing of the Grimethorpe Colliery and the effects of unemployment.

Industry (EP)

Industry (also known as Jon McL) is the first official release by American rock singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin as a signed artist with Island Records. The four-song EP by Jon McLaughlin, released on February 20, 2007, contains songs from his May 2007-released debut album Indiana. The first single from the EP was the promoting "Industry". Though second single "Beautiful Disaster" appears on the EP too, it is considered as the first single from Indiana.


Industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy. The major source of revenue of a group or company is the indicator of its relevant industry. When a large group has multiple sources of revenue generation, it is considered to be working in different industries. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This occurred through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal.

Following the Industrial Revolution, possibly a third of the world's economic output is derived that is from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries (People's Republic of China, India etc.) depend significantly on manufacturing industry. Industries, the countries they reside in, and the economies of those countries are interlinked in a complex web of interdependence.

Industry (archaeology)

In the archaeology of the Stone Age, an industry or technocomplex is a typological classification of stone tools. It is not to be confused with industrial archaeology, which concentrates on industrial sites from more recent periods.

An industry consists of a number of lithic assemblages, typically including of range of different types of tools, that are grouped together on the basis of shared technological or morphological characteristics. For example, the Acheulean industry includes hand-axes, cleavers, scrapers and other tools with different forms, but which were all manufactured by the symmetrical reduction of a bifacial core producing large flakes. Industries are usually named after a type site where these characteristics were first observed (e.g. the Mousterian industry is named after the site of Le Moustier). By contrast, Neolithic axeheads from the Langdale axe industry were recognised as a type well before the centre at Great Langdale was identified by finds of debitage and other remains of the production, and confirmed by petrography (geological analysis). The stone was quarried and rough axe heads were produced there, to be more finely worked and polished elsewhere.

As a taxonomic classification of artefacts, industries rank higher than archaeological cultures. Cultures are usually defined from a range of different artefact types and are thought to be related to a distinct cultural tradition. By contrast, industries are defined by basic elements of lithic production which may have been used by many unrelated human groups over tens or even hundred thousands of years, and over very wide geographical ranges. Sites producing tools from the Acheulean industry stretch from France to China, as well as Africa. Consequently, shifts between lithic industries are thought to reflect major milestones in human evolution, such as changes in cognitive ability or even the replacement of one human species by another. Therefore artefacts from a single industry may come from a number of different cultures.

Industry (Dom & Roland album)

Industry is the first solo album by British drum and bass producer Dom & Roland. The album is released under the Moving Shadow label as a 12 track CD (ASHADOW 16CD) and 4 plate Vinyl LP (ASHADOW 16LP). It is considered a very influential and important album that was responsible for the development of the tech-step sound in the late 1990s. Optical was featured as a co-producer on two tracks.

Industry (Irish band)

Industry were a pop mixed boy/girl group formed in Ireland in 2009. The band comprised Donal Skehan, Morgan Deane, Michele McGrath and Briton Lee Hutton. Industry made their recording debut in 2009 under the independent record label MIG Live, and broke up in 2010.

The band had two number 1 hits in the Irish Singles Chart with their debut single " My Baby's Waiting" (25 June 2009 chart) and follow up " Burn" (27 August 2009 chart)

Usage examples of "industry".

You see, nothing made the tobacco industry happier than when the hapless antismoking lobby exaggerated the number of teen smokers.

There was the aphrodisia of her wealth and the ever-increasing influence she held in a male-dominated industry.

They date from the palmy days of Appenzell industry, before machinery had reduced the cost of the finer fabrics.

Manufacturing Arthurian history has been practically a national industry for the last eight hundred years.

Just as the LP was invented for connoisseurs and audiophiles but spawned an entire industry, electronic mail grew first among the elite community of computer scientists on theARPANET, then later bloomed like plankton across the Internet.

Only recently it has been revealed how the Fuggers of Augsburg and their allies endeavored to manipulate or to frustrate its work in the matter of government regulation of industry and commerce.

Ostensibly, they were a Bahraini engineer and an Omani accountant heading for Labuan on contract to the natural gas industry, and that was what Suleiman was filling in.

The extra time would allow Bedford to invest in and attract new industries like tourism.

Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk The bees sustained flight, its powerful sting, its intimacy with flowers and avoidance of all unwholesome things, the attachment of the workers to the queen - regarded throughout antiquity as the king - its singular swarming habits and its astonishing industry in collecting and storing honey and skill in making wax.

BUKO Pharma-Kampagne of Bielefeld in Germany--not to be confused with Hippo in my novel--is an independently financed, undermanned body of sane, well-qualified people who struggle to expose the misdeeds of the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in its dealings with the Third World.

Bionetics Laboratories, a subsidiary of Litton Industries, under contract to the National Cancer Institute, on the effects of 123 chemical compounds in bioassays on 20,000 mice covering periods of up to eighty-four weeks.

This industry likes to pretend the producer is some sort of blimpish general dozing in his HQ while the crews fight the battle.

The staple industry is boatbuilding, and there is an active coasting trade in fish, wine, wood and coal.

It seemed odd to Barry that someone with connections in the music and film industries would have a place out here in the middle of nowhere--but he was a novelist and refugee from California himself and should be the last person to generalize and stereotype about the type of people attracted to Bonita Vista.

Indications were that he had no Hollywood or music industry contacts, that he was a con man who had pulled similar stunts in other states and who had successfully scammed several Bonita Vista residents before disappearing.