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Dow Jones industrial average trademark for the index of prices of thirty industrial stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and averaged daily.
industrial arts (used with a sing. verb) a course of study in a secondary or technical school that trains students to work with industrial tools and machinery.
industrial park a tract of land provided with the public utilities, zoning regulations, and the like required by, and designed to attract, industry.
industrial relations the dealings between industrial employers and their labor force and the public, esp. the methods and regulations thereof.
industrial revolution (often cap.) a complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home or in small workshops to mechanized systems in large factories, as in the weaving of textiles, esp. in England in the eighteenth century.
industrial union a labor union that represents the workers in an entire industry rather than only those engaged in one craft or a related group of crafts.
military-industrial complex the U.S. military structure and the industries of the private sector that manufacture military supplies.