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industrial

in·dus·tri·al

industrial

 
pronunciation:
ihn duh stri l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with the making of goods and services by industry.
Industrial cities must cope with air and water pollution.
definition 2: having a very current system of industries.
The industrial nations of the world are the most prosperous.
derivation: industrially (adv.)
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The word industrial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.