industry

Definitions

  • Fresco: The Industrial Arts of War
    Fresco: The Industrial Arts of War
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n industry the organized action of making of goods and services for sale "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
    • n industry persevering determination to perform a task "his diligence won him quick promotions","frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
    • n industry the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise "each industry has its own trade publications"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace
Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Timbering—one of the first English industries in the New World. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
"THAT WAS A SIGNAL FOR THE Industry TO STOP" "THAT WAS A SIGNAL FOR THE Industry TO STOP"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
    • Industry 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.
    • Industry 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."
    • Industry (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.
    • n industry Habitual diligence in any employment or task, whether bodily or mental; sedulous attention to business; assiduity.
    • n industry Productive labor; specifically, labor employed in manufacturing; manufacture; hence, a particular branch of work; a trade: as, the iron industry; the cotton industry: often used, in the plural, of trades in general: as, the arts and industries of a country.
    • n industry Synonyms Application, Diligence, etc. (see assiduity); activity, laboriousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The California grape and wine industries were started by Count Agoston Haraszthy de Moksa, who planted Tokay, Zinfandel, and Shiras varieties from his native Hungary in Buena Vista in 1857.
    • n Industry in′dus-tri quality of being diligent: assiduity: steady application to labour: habitual diligence: manufacture: trade
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Quotations

  • Claudius
    Claudius
    “Here is a field open for talent; and here, merit will a have certain favor, and industry is graced with its due reward.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    Thomas%20H.%20Huxley
    “No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “When you automate an industry you modernize it; when you automate a life you primitivize it.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

Idioms

Smokestack industry - Heavy industries like iron and steel production, especially if they produce a lot of pollution, are smokestack industries.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. industria, cf. industrius, diligent; of uncertain origin: cf. F. industrie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.; perh. from indo, old form of in, within, and struĕre, to build up.

Usage

In literature:

It withdrew from the latter the power of compelling labor, and it supplied to the former no incentive to industry.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
For a long time after the occupation, the principal industry was cattle raising.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
Squirrels are the most industrious foresters in the animal world.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
SUFFRAGE, POLITICAL CONDITION, INDUSTRIAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS: There is no suffrage.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
How should there be Industry in a Country where all Property is precarious?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
These people were unusually intelligent and industrious and received a hearty welcome.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
Woman's hands helped to raise the roof-tree, her skill and industry, to a very large extent, furnished the house.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
The industries are varied and extensive, including textiles, flour, tobacco, iron, and steel.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
They lived in towns and engaged in all kinds of industries.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
A valuable edible seaweed industry was carried on outside the sea dikes.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
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In poetry:

The freed Insolvent, with industrious hand,
Strives yet to satisfy the just demand:
Thus ruthless men, who wou'd his pow'rs restrain,
Oft what severity would lose, obtain.
"An Epistle Of The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole" by Richard Savage
Who now with cheerfulness shall smiling toil,
And happy view the children of his care?
Say, who with industry shall dress the soil,
For whom the wife her frugal store prepare?
"War" by Charlotte Dacre
Dark, elvish,
Modern, unissued, uncanny America,
Your nascent demon people
Lurking among the deeps of your industrial thicket
Allure me till I am beside myself,
A nympholepht.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
And the river which rolled for ages, still
In a gentle flow unriven,
Now bears on its bosom by man's proud will,
By the arts of industry and skill,
The blessings to mortals given.
"The Forest River." by Harriet Annie Wilkins
That many of that rhiming Train,
On like Occasions, sought in vain
Their Industry t'excite;
But for ARDELIA all they'd leave:
Thus flatt'ring can the Muse deceive,
And wheedle us to write.
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
She held a measure in her hand,
Her girdle was a golden band,
A wreath of corn was on her head,
Her eye the day's bright lustre shed;
Her name is honest Industry,
Else, Justice, Magnanimity.
"Explanation Of An Ancient Woodcut" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

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Trucking industry and company colleagues say it was nearly impossible to overstate Schneider's importance to the industry in its post- deregulated era following the Motor Carrier Act of 1980.
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Unlike in the consumer electronics industry, which relies mainly on sales of new hardware, the auto industry and its parts and service network provide more customer support and for much longer.
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Having recently returned to the healthcare industry, I see many parallels between the signs of distress in the automotive and financial industries and the current healthcare economic environment.
Lance Bertolino, Vanguard Defense Industries / AP Photo This September 2011 file photo provided by Vanguard Defense Industries, shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas SWAT team members.
Standards-based industrial communication infrastructures have become popular with manufacturers and industry.
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In science:

The WSRF working group opted to build the Grid infrastructure on top of Web services standards, hence leveraging the substantial effort, in terms of tools and support that industry has been putting into the field.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
Granular surface flows are common in industrial practice and natural systems, however, theoretical description of such flows is at present incomplete.
Surface Granular flows: Two Related Examples
Industrial examples appear in the transportation, processing and storage of materials in systems such as rotary kilns, tumbling mixers, and feeding and discharge of silos.
Surface Granular flows: Two Related Examples
Tunneling Optical Traps Recent progress in the atomic microchips industry, has stimulated great interest in studies of neutral ultracold gases .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Contemporary standards for labs and industry require construction of TOT in planar geometry based on the evanescent laser fields.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
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