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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Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park - History
... The park is made up 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 ...
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, limits R D expenditure ... Such 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 ...
X:talk
... and deliver free English classes for workers in the sex industry ... and critical space to organise and empower workers in the sex industry and to encourage critical interventions into discourses about gender, labour, migration and human rights ... employing their resources in the sex industry" ...
Royal Society Of Arts - The RSA's Worldwide Presence Today - Projects
... 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 ...
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 ...

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)

    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.
    John Updike (b. 1932)