Pronunciation: (in-dus'trē-ul),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry: industrial production; industrial waste. 2. having many and highly developed industries: an industrial nation. 3. engaged in an industry or industries: industrial workers. 4. of or pertaining to the workers in industries: industrial training. 5. used in industry: industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics. 6. noting or pertaining to industrial life insurance.
—n. 1. an industrial product: diamonds classed as industrials and nonindustrials. 2. a company engaged in industrial enterprises.
3. an employee in some industry, esp. a manufacturing industry.
4. industrials,stocks and bonds of industrial companies.