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The process or business of making goods

industry

noun

the production of goods, especially those made in factories. The part of industry that involves the production of steel, coal, or large goods such as aircraft is called heavy industry. The part of industry that involves the production of small goods, for example electronic equipment, is called light industry

production

noun

the process of making or growing things in large quantities, especially in a factory or on a farm, so that they can be sold

making

noun

the activity, process, or business of creating or producing something

manufacture

noun

the process of making goods in large quantities in a factory

manufacturing

noun

the business of making goods in large quantities in a factory

generation

noun

the process of producing something

fabrication

noun

the process of fabricating an object

mass production

noun

the process of producing large quantities of goods by using machines

heavy industry

noun

industry that uses large heavy machines to produce materials such as coal or steel or large objects such as cars or ships

means of production

factories, equipment, and materials used to produce goods

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