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
4 used in industry industrial chemicals
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.)
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
n (Brit) any action, such as a strike or go-slow, taken by employees in industry to protest against working conditions, redundancies, etc.
n the study of past industrial machines, works, etc.
industrial archaeologist n
n control of an organization by the people who work for it, esp. by workers holding positions on its board of directors
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.)
n a small often synthetic diamond, valueless as a gemstone, used in cutting tools, abrasives, etc.
n any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone
n attempting to obtain trade secrets by dishonest means, as by telephone- or computer-tapping, infiltration of a competitor's workforce, etc.
n (Brit) another name for →
trading estate (U.S. equivalent)
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
n See →
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
n the scientific study of human behaviour and cognitive processes in relation to the working environment
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
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
Chiefly humorous extremely strong or powerful
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.
n a labour organization in which all workers in a given industry are eligible for membership
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 →
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