1. Of, relating to, or resulting from the manufacturing industry: industrial development; industrial pollution.
2. Having a highly developed manufacturing industry: an industrial nation.
3. Employed, required, or used in the manufacturing industry: industrial workers; industrial diamonds.
1. A company engaged in the manufacturing industry.
2. A person employed in the manufacturing industry.
3. A style of rock music marked by harsh rhythms, little melody, and nihilistic lyrics.
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