Meaning of INDUSTRIAL in English

I. in-ˈdəs-trē-əl adjective

Date: 15th century

1. : of or relating to industry

2. : derived from human industry

industrial wealth

3. : engaged in industry

the industrial classes

4. : used in or developed for use in industry

industrial diamonds

also : heavy-duty

an industrial zipper

5. : characterized by highly developed industries

an industrial nation

• in·dus·tri·al·ly -trē-ə-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1865


a. : one that is employed in industry

b. : a company engaged in industrial production or service

2. : a stock or bond issued by an industrial corporation or enterprise

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.