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      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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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adj.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
social services
adj.
1. [person] dishonest or suspect 2. [object] unreliable
[US] [informal] Ex1: I think his sources are hinky and I'll have to look into them. Ex2: Your brakes are a little hinky and you should get them replaced
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
v.
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
v.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
any food, beverage, drug or activity that helps people feel more comfortable in social occasions
Ex: Having an alcohol beverage might be seen as a kind of social lubrificant as so far as it helps some peole overcome their shyness
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
1. a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing 2. [informal] a negative, critical, heinous person and more specifically the one who posts hate-filled comments online
Ex: He was described as a misogynist, homophobic, woman hater / That website has become a particularly vitriolic breeding ground for the haters
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
n.
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
v.
1. [informal] die 2. fail 3. remain static
Ex1: The prisoner was injected a deadly drug and flatlined Ex2: His attempts to reach the summit have flatlined three times already Ex3.: The vote for the new party has flatlined at about 3%
adj.
[philos.] of or relating to a doctrine of holism ; characterized by the approach that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
Ex: The lecturer emphasized the need for a holistic approach to fisheries
n.
1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
adv.
extremely [with the idea of "abnormally"]
freakishly successful/large/lifelike
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
n.
Slang for having intimate relations with another person while Netflix is on in the background.
[Slang] Example: I invited Jen over to my place for a Netflix and chill kind of night.
n.
a person who deliberately misleads someone on social media as to their identity
v.
remove someone from the friends list on a social networking website
exp.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
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