(1)   The organized action of making of goods and services for sale
"American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
(2)   Persevering determination to perform a task
"His diligence won him quick promotions"
"Frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
(3)   The people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
"Each industry has its own trade publications"


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  1. The tendency to work persistently.
    Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.
  2. Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.
    The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.
    The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron.
  3. Businesses concerned with goods as opposed to services.
    There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.
  4. The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises
  5. automated production of material goods
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