in ‧ dus ‧ tri ‧ al S3 W1 /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ industrialist , ↑ industrialism , ↑ industrialization , ↑ industry ; adjective : ↑ industrial , ↑ industrialized , ↑ industrious ; adverb : ↑ industrially , ↑ industriously ; verb : ↑ industrialize ]
1 . relating to industry or the people working in it
Industrial production has risen by 0.5% since November.
rapid post-war industrial development
industrial conflict/dispute/unrest (=disagreement between workers and their employers)
Last year 1.3 million workers took part in industrial disputes.
industrial accident/injury (=happening at work)
2 . having many industries
a meeting of the world’s major industrial nations
pollution in industrial areas
By 1900, Britain was a mainly industrial society.
3 . of the type used in industry:
cleaning products that are for industrial use only (=not to be used at home)