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industrial

  

      adj  
1    of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry  
2    employed in industry  
the industrial workforce     
3    relating to or concerned with workers in industry  
industrial conditions     
4    used in industry  
industrial chemicals     
  industrially      adv  


Congress of Industrial Organizations  
      n   (in the U.S.) a federation of industrial unions formed in 1935. It united with the AFL in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO,   (Abbrev.)    CIO  
Financial Times Industrial Ordinary Share Index  
      n   an index of share prices produced by the Financial Times, designed to reflect general price trends: based on the average price of thirty British shares  
Index of Industrial Production  
      n   (in Britain) an index produced by the Central Statistical Office showing changes in the production of the primary British industries  
industrial action  
      n     (Brit)   any action, such as a strike or go-slow, taken by employees in industry to protest against working conditions, redundancies, etc.  
industrial archaeology  
      n   the study of past industrial machines, works, etc.  
  industrial archaeologist      n  
industrial democracy  
      n   control of an organization by the people who work for it, esp. by workers holding positions on its board of directors  
industrial design  
      n   the art or practice of designing any object for manufacture  
  industrial designer      n  
industrial development certificate  
      n   (in Britain) a certificate issued by the Department of the Environment to an industrial organization wishing to build or extend a factory, which has to accompany an application for planning permission,   (Abbrev.)    IDC  
industrial diamond  
      n   a small often synthetic diamond, valueless as a gemstone, used in cutting tools, abrasives, etc.  
industrial disease  
      n   any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone  
industrial espionage  
      n   attempting to obtain trade secrets by dishonest means, as by telephone- or computer-tapping, infiltration of a competitor's workforce, etc.  
industrial estate  
      n     (Brit)      another name for       trading estate     (U.S. equivalent)    industrial park  
industrial medicine  
      n   the study and practice of the health care of employees of large organizations, including measures to prevent accidents, industrial diseases, and stress in the workforce and to monitor the health of executives  
industrial melanism  
      n      See       melanism       1  
industrial misconduct  
      n   behaviour by an employee which is considered to be negligent or irregular to such an extent that disciplinary action may be taken, usually by agreement between management and the employee's representatives  
industrial psychology  
      n   the scientific study of human behaviour and cognitive processes in relation to the working environment  
industrial relations  
      n  
1    functioning as pl   those aspects of collective relations between management and workers' representatives which are normally covered by collective bargaining  
2    functioning as sing   the management of relations between the employers or managers of an enterprise and their employees  
Industrial Revolution  
      n   the. the transformation in the 18th and 19th centuries of first Britain and then other W European countries and the U.S. into industrial nations  
industrial-strength  
      adj  
Chiefly humorous   extremely strong or powerful  
industrial-strength tea     
industrial tribunal  
      n   (in Northern Ireland and formerly elsewhere in the UK) a tribunal that rules on disputes between employers and employees regarding unfair dismissal, redundancy, etc.  
industrial union  
      n   a labour organization in which all workers in a given industry are eligible for membership  
   Compare       craft union  
Industrial Workers of the World  
      n   the. an international revolutionary federation of industrial unions founded in Chicago in 1905: banned in the U.S. in 1949,   (Abbrev.)    IWW      See also       Wobbly  
military-industrial complex  
      n   (in the U.S.) the combined interests of the military establishment and industries involved in producing military material considered as exerting influence on U.S. foreign and economic policy  
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