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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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n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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
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)
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"
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)
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.]
n.
a group selfie ; a picture taken by one person next to other people, usually to share it through social media
[Slang] comes from the combination of "selfie" and "us"
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
v.
meet people on a chat on Internet or via e-mail or social networks. meet virtually and not physically
INTERNET
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
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
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
n.
a concept relating to internet social media where people interact with each other using online identity generally referred as ‘users’ which collectively describes as virtual public.
[Tech.] online users, online avatars, internet social media public
n.
The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international, groups of people or organizations in furtherance of political, social or personal objectives.
[Tech.];[Leg.] The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international community.
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
n.
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN
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