Industry is a segment of the economy involving the manufacturing and transportation of products.

Industrial may refer to:


  • Industrial archaeology, the study of the history of industry
  • Industrial engineering, engineering dealing with the optimization of complex industrial processes or systems
  • Industrial loan company, a financial institution in the United States that lends money, and may be owned by non-financial institutions
  • Industrial organization, a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure and boundaries between firms and markets
  • Industrial Revolution, the development of industry in the 19th century
  • Industrial society, a society that has undergone industrialization
  • Industrial technology, a broad field that includes designing, building, optimizing, managing and operating industrial equipment, and prodesignated as acceptable for industrial uses, like factories
  • "Industrial", industry jargon for a training film or video
  • Industrialization, the societal process and period of developing such technology and transforming into such societies

In arts and entertainment

  • Industrial music, genre of music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes
    • Industrial dance, a style of music characterized by electronic beats, symphonic keyboard lines, pile-driver rhythms, angst-ridden or sampled vocals, and cyberpunk imagery
    • Industrial metal, a style of musicians characterized by repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals
    • Industrial rock, a style of music characterized by electric guitars, drums and bass paired with white noise blasts and electronic music gear, such as synthesizers, sequencers, samplers and drum machines
  • Industrial musical, musical performance done only for the employees of a company in order to motivate or educate them
  • Industrial Records, a record label established in 1976 by industrial music group and performance artists, Throbbing Gristle
  • Industrial (album), debut album by Pitchshifter

Other uses

See also