(uncountable) The tendency to work persistently.
Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.
(countable, business, economics) 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.
(uncountable, economics) Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.
There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.
(in singular, economics) The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises
(European software patent law) Automated production of material goods.