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- industry:  Industry comes, partly via Old French industrie, from Latin industria, which meant ‘quality of being hard-working, diligence’. This was a derivative of the adjective industrius ‘diligent’, which went back to an Old Latin indostruus, formed from the prefix indu- ‘in’ (see INDIGENOUS) and the element -struus (a relative of the verb struere ‘build’, from which English gets construct, destroy, etc).
=> construct, destroy, structure
- industry (n.)
- late 15c., "cleverness, skill," from Old French industrie "activity; aptitude" (14c.) or directly from Latin industria "diligence, activity, zeal," fem. of industrius "industrious, diligent," used as a noun, from early Latin indostruus "diligent," from indu "in, within" + stem of struere "to build" (see structure (n.)). Sense of "diligence, effort" is from 1530s; meaning "trade or manufacture" first recorded 1560s; that of "systematic work" is 1610s.
- 1. We are becoming one of the market leaders in the fashion industry.
- 2. Recession has simply accelerated changes that have been reshaping the industry anyway.
- 3. Representatives from across the horse industry will attend the meeting.
- 4. The drop in travel is bad news for the airline industry.
- 5. He passed the letters to the Department of Trade and Industry.
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