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industrial action

  
  
If workers take industrial action, they join together and do something to show that they are unhappy with their pay or working conditions, for example refusing to work.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
Prison officers have decided to take industrial action.     
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industrial  
1       adj   You use industrial to describe things which relate to or are used in industry.  
usu ADJ n  
...industrial machinery and equipment., ...a link between industrial chemicals and cancer.     
2       adj   An industrial city or country is one in which industry is important or highly developed.  
usu ADJ n  
...ministers from leading western industrial countries.     


industrial action     
If workers take industrial action, they join together and do something to show that they are unhappy with their pay or working conditions, for example refusing to work.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
Prison officers have decided to take industrial action.     
industrial estate        ( industrial estates    plural  ) An industrial estate is an area which has been specially planned for a lot of factories.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use industrial park     
industrial park        ( industrial parks    plural  ) An industrial park is the same as an industrial estate.  
  (AM)      n-count  
industrial relations     
Industrial relations refers to the relationship between employers and employees in industry, and the political decisions and laws that affect it.     (BUSINESS)      n-plural  
The offer is seen as an attempt to improve industrial relations...     
post-industrial     
in AM, usually use postindustrial     
Post-industrial is used to describe many Western societies whose economies are no longer based on heavy industry.      adj   ADJ n  
pre-industrial     
in AM, usually use preindustrial     
Pre-industrial refers to the time before machines were introduced to produce goods on a large scale.      adj   ADJ n  
...the transition from pre-industrial to industrial society.     

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exp.
when you act it has more impact that when you speak only
v.
the action of expanding, broaden something
n.
the study of human action and conduct
n.
an undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:
n.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
n.
a criminal action of commission or omission with intent to harm targeting humans or machines using any telecommunication device via internet
[Leg.];[Tech.] cybercrime means hacking, bullying, identity theft
n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck
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)
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
id.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
n.
targeted advertising based on the previous actions of a given Internet user
[Bus.];[Tech.] also behavioral retargeting [US]
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
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