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 for industry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Industry \In"dus*try\, n.; pl. Industries. [L. industria, cf.
     industrius diligent; of uncertain origin: cf. F. industrie.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              We are more industrious than our forefathers,
              because in the present times the funds destined for
              the maintenance of industry are much greater in
              proportion to those which are likely to be employed
              in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two
              or three centuries ago.               --A. Smith.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Polit. Econ.) Human exertion of any kind employed for the
        creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of
        capital or wealth; labor.
     Syn: Diligence; assiduity; perseverance; activity;
          laboriousness; attention. See Diligence.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of
           commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade
      2: the organized action of making of goods and services for
         sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers
         to control production" [syn: industry, manufacture]
      3: persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence
         won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still
         regarded as virtues" [syn: diligence, industriousness,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  161 Moby Thesaurus words for "industry":
     Aktiengesellschaft, activity, aktiebolag, application, ardor,
     assiduity, assiduousness, balance of trade, big business,
     body corporate, bulldog tenacity, business, business dealings,
     business establishment, bustle, cartel, chamber of commerce,
     combine, commerce, commercial affairs, commercial enterprise,
     commercial relations, compagnie, company, concentration, concern,
     conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, consolidating company,
     consortium, constancy, copartnership, corporate body, corporation,
     dealing, dealings, determination, diligence, dirty work,
     diversified corporation, dogged perseverance, doggedness,
     donkeywork, drudgery, dynamism, earnestness, effort, employment,
     endurance, energeticalness, energy, engrossment, enterprise,
     exertion, fag, fair trade, fatigue, fervor, fidelity, firm,
     free trade, grind, handiwork, handwork, holding company, house,
     hustle, indefatigability, industriousness, insistence, insistency,
     intercourse, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, labor,
     laboriousness, lick, lick of work, loyalty, manual labor,
     manufacture, market, marketing, mercantile business, merchantry,
     moil, multilateral trade, obstinacy, operating company, pains,
     painstaking, painstakingness, partnership, patience,
     patience of Job, permanence, perseverance, persistence,
     persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plodding, plugging,
     plunderbund, pool, preoccupation, production, public utility,
     rat race, reciprocal trade, relentlessness, resolution,
     restraint of trade, scut work, sedulity, sedulousness,
     single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slavery, slogging,
     small business, spadework, stability, stamina, staying power,
     steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stock company,
     strenuousness, stroke, stroke of work, stubbornness, sweat,
     syndicate, task, tenaciousness, tenacity, the business world,
     the marketplace, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness, tirelessness,
     tiresome work, toil, trade, trade association, traffic, travail,
     treadmill, truck, trust, unilateral trade, unremittingness,
     unsparingness, unswerving attention, utility, vehemence, vigor,
     work, zealousness

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Industry, CA -- U.S. city in California
     Population (2000):    777
     Housing Units (2000): 124
     Land area (2000):     11.715453 sq. miles (30.342882 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.177850 sq. miles (0.460630 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.893303 sq. miles (30.803512 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36490
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             34.015778 N, 117.950804 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     91744
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Industry, CA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Industry, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    540
     Housing Units (2000): 223
     Land area (2000):     0.471115 sq. miles (1.220181 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000668 sq. miles (0.001731 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.471783 sq. miles (1.221912 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            37439
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.326600 N, 90.606499 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61440
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Industry, IL

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Industry, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    1921
     Housing Units (2000): 816
     Land area (2000):     9.841635 sq. miles (25.489716 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.720393 sq. miles (1.865808 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    10.562028 sq. miles (27.355524 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36944
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.656017 N, 80.409538 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15052
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Industry, PA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Industry, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    304
     Housing Units (2000): 142
     Land area (2000):     1.044782 sq. miles (2.705973 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.021992 sq. miles (0.056960 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.066774 sq. miles (2.762933 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35984
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             29.972597 N, 96.502529 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     78944
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Industry, TX

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