industrial


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Industrial \In*dus"tri*al\, a. [Cf. F. industriel, LL.
   industrialis. See Industry.]
   Consisting in industry; pertaining to industry, or the arts
   and products of industry; concerning those employed in labor,
   especially in manual labor, and their wages, duties, and
   rights.
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         The great ideas of industrial development and economic
         social amelioration.                     --M. Arnold.
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   Industrial exhibition, a public exhibition of the various
      industrial products of a country, or of various countries.
      

   Industrial school, a school for teaching one or more
      branches of industry; also, a school for educating
      neglected children, and training them to habits of
      industry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

blue-collar \blue-collar\ adj.
   1. of or designating work or workers in industry not
      requiring well-groomed appearance. [Narrower terms:
      industrial] white-collar
      [WordNet 1.5]

   2. of those who work for wages especially manual or
      industrial laborers. [Narrower terms: {lower-class,
      low-class}]

   Syn: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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