industrial meaning

  • Industrial may refer to:
  • Industry, a segment of the economy involving the manufacturing and transportation of products
  • Industrial archaeology, the study of the history of industry
  • Industrial engineering, engineering dealing with the optimization of complex industrial processes or systems
  • Industrial loan company, a financial institution in the United States that lends money, and may be owned by non-financial institutions
  • Industrial organization, a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure and boundaries between firms and markets

    Definition of industrial in English Dictionary

  • NounPLindustrialsSUF-ial
    1. (dated, 19th-mid 20th century) An employee in industry.
      1. (business) An enterprise producing tangible goods or providing certain services to industrial companies.
        1. (finance) A bond or stock issued by such company.
          1. INF industrial music.
            1. I wish they'd play more industrial in this club.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore industrialSUPmost industrial
          1. Of or relating to industry, notably manufacturing.
            1. Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.
          2. Produced by such industry.
            1. Handicraft is less standardized then industrial products, hence less artistic or rather flawless. ‎
          3. Used by such industry.
            1. More than a mere source of Promethean sustenance to thwart the cold and cook one's meat, wood was quite simply mankind's first industrial and manufacturing fuel.
          4. Suitable for use in such industry; industrial-grade.
            1. This is an industrial product—it's much too strong for home use. ‎
          5. Massive in scale or quantity.
            1. Employed as manpower by such industry.
              1. (of a society or country) Having many industries; industrialized.
                1. Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine. The machine gun is so much more lethal than the bow and arrow that comparisons are meaningless.
              2. (music) Belonging or pertaining to the genre of industrial music.
                1. a track with clashing industrial beats ‎
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Biofilms can also lead to biocorrosion of drinking water pipes or industrial facilities [5 ] and contamination in food processing plants, causing food spoilage [6 , 7 ].
                • Enzymes from aquatic fungi show distinct physiological characteristics, such as high salt tolerance or barophilicity, which are highly prized in industrial applications [42 ].
                • Worker bees were collected from hives located in a polluted postmining area in South West Sardinia (Italy) that is also exposed to dust emissions from industrial plants.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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                Meaning of industrial for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "industrial" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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