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definition 1: the activity or process of turning raw materials into finished goods, or a particular business that does this.
example: The state has little industry in the rural western areas.
example: Many new industries have been established in this region in recent years.
definition 2: the companies, regarded collectively, that produce a similar product or service.
example: The automobile industry employs thousands of workers.
example: They invested heavily in the steel industry.
example: The cosmetics industry has shown high profits this year.
definition 3: the tendency to work hard.
example: The volunteers were rewarded for their industry.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun industry (definition 2)
MODIFIER + industry: competitive ~ , vital ~ , essential ~ , leading ~ , growing ~ , expanding ~ , booming ~ , thriving ~ , burgeoning ~ , failing ~ , declining ~ , revived ~
VERB + industry: regulate ~ , revolutionize ~ , dominate ~ , affect ~ , transform ~ , subsidize ~ , nationalize ~ , privatize ~ , expand ~ , revive ~