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Definition of Industry

Industry

  1. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; -- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.
  2. Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.
  3. Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

Industry Quotations

You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it's not about grand innovation, it's about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.
Jason Calacanis

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
Bill Gates

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
Karl Marx

A lot of people ask me, 'How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?' It's because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they're gonna say no to you, at least they're gonna be polite about it.
Taylor Swift

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
Milton Friedman
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Industry Translations

industry in Afrikaans is industrie, nywerheid
industry in Danish is flid
industry in Dutch is vlijt, naarstigheid, ijver
industry in French is application, industrie
industry in German is Industrie
industry in Italian is applicazione, diligenza, industria
industry in Latin is diligentia
industry in Spanish is empresa, industria
industry in Swedish is industri