What is industry?

  • (noun): The organized action of making of goods and services for sale.
    Example: "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
    Synonyms: manufacture
    See also — Additional definitions below

Industry

Industry is the production of an economic good or service within an economy.

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... activists who organise, co-ordinate and deliver free English classes for workers in the sex industry ... aims to "create an open and critical space to organise and empower workers in the sex industry and to encourage critical interventions into discourses about gender, labour ... moving across borders and the dignity of every gender employing their resources in the sex industry" ...
Kirkburton - Industry
... One old-established industry, which has recently moved from the village, is the manufacture of edge tools and shovels, which was introduced in the mid-18th century ...
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park - History
... of the following areas the Technical Innovation Zone, the Hi-Tech Industry Zone, the Scientific Research and Education Zone, and the Residential Zone ... The report identified that investments from the IC industry, the software industry and the bio-medicine industry would be targeted ...
Royal Society Of Arts - The RSA's Worldwide Presence Today - Projects
... a Comino Fellowship Committee 'to change the cultural attitude to industry from one of lack of interest or dislike to one of concern and esteem' ... This eventually led to a joint government/industry initiative to promote 1986 as "Industry Year", with the RSA and the Comino Foundation providing core funding of £250,000 ...
Innovation - Measures - Indicators
... A common industry view (unsupported by empirical evidence) is that comparative cost-effectiveness research (CER) is a form of price control which, by reducing returns to industry ... value-based pricing has been viewed as a means of indicating to industry the type of innovation that should be rewarded from the public purse ...

More definitions of "industry":

  • (noun): The people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise.
    Example: "Each industry has its own trade publications"
  • (noun): Persevering determination to perform a task.
    Example: "Frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
    Synonyms: diligence, industriousness

Famous quotes containing the word industry:

    The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    The reason American cars don’t sell anymore is that they have forgotten how to design the American Dream. What does it matter if you buy a car today or six months from now, because cars are not beautiful. That’s why the American auto industry is in trouble: no design, no desire.
    Karl Lagerfeld (b. 1938)

    Do not put off your work until tomorrow and the day after. For the sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor the one who puts off his work; industry aids work, but the man who puts off work always wrestles with disaster.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)