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Industrial may refer to:


Industry

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Industrial archaeology , and a common topic of study for industrial archaeologists. Industrial archaeology (IA) is the systematic study of material evidence associated with the Industry (manufacturing), industrial past. This evidence, collectively referred to as indust ...
, the study of the history of the industry *
Industrial engineering Industrial Engineering is an engineering profession that is concerned with the optimization of complex processes A process is a series or set of Action (philosophy), activities that interact to produce a result; it may occur once-only or be recur ...
, engineering dealing with the optimization of complex industrial processes or systems *
Industrial city Industrial city or industrial town refers to a town or city in which the municipal economy, at least historically, is centered around industry, with important factories or other production facilities in the town. It has been part of most countrie ...
, a city dominated by one or more industries *
Industrial loan company An industrial loan company (ILC) or industrial bank is a financial institution in the United States that lends money, and may be owned by non-financial institutions. They provide niche financial services nationwide. ILCs offer Federal Deposit Ins ...
, a financial institution in the United States that lends money, and may be owned by non-financial institutions *
Industrial organization In economics Economics () is the social science that studies how people interact with value; in particular, the Production (economics), production, distribution (economics), distribution, and Consumption (economics), consumption of good ...
, a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure and boundaries between firms and markets *
Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Great Britain, continental Europe Mainland or continental Europe is the contiguous continent of Europe, excluding its surrounding islands. It can also be ...
, the development of industry in the 18th and 19th centuries *
Industrial society In sociology Sociology is a social science Social science is the Branches of science, branch of science devoted to the study of society, societies and the Social relation, relationships among individuals within those societies. The te ...
, a society that has undergone industrialization *
Industrial technology Industrial technology is the use of engineering Engineering is the use of scientific method, scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings. The d ...
, a broad field that includes designing, building, optimizing, managing and operating industrial equipment, and predesignated as acceptable for industrial uses, like factories *
Industrial videoAn industrial video is a video Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting Broadcasting is the distribution of sound, audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic medium (communica ...
, a video that targets “industry” as its primary audience *
Industrialization Factories, refineries, mines, and agribusiness are all elements of industrialisation Industrialisation ( alternatively spelled industrialization) is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian societ ...
, the societal process and period of developing such technology and transforming into such societies


Arts and entertainment


Music

* ''Industrial'' (album), debut album by Pitchshifter *
Industrial music Industrial music is a genre of music that draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock music, rock and electronic music" that was "initially ...
, the genre of music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes **
Industrial dance Electronic body music (acronym An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or European Union, EU (Europe ...
, a subgenre characterized by electronic beats, symphonic keyboard lines, pile-driver rhythms, angst-ridden or sampled vocals, and cyberpunk imagery **
Industrial metal Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal Heavy metal may refer to: *Heavy metals, a loose category of relatively dense metals and metalloids **Toxic heavy metal, any heavy metal chemical element of environmental concern *Heavy metal musi ...
, a fusion genre characterized by repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals **
Industrial rock Industrial rock is an alternative rock Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock, or simply alternative) is a category of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1970s and became widely popular ...
, a fusion genre 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 Records Industrial Records is a record label established in 1976 by industrial music Industrial music is a genre of music that draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive a ...
, a record label established in 1976 by the industrial music group and performance artists, Throbbing Gristle


Other uses in the arts

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Industrial architecture Industrial architecture is the design and construction of buildings serving Industrial sector, industry. Such buildings rose in importance with the Industrial Revolution, and were some of the pioneering structures of modern architecture. Types of ...
, pre-modern style of building design *
Industrial musical An industrial musical is a musical performed internally for the employees or shareholder A shareholder (also known as stockholder) is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more share (finance), shares of ...
, a bespoke musical theatre performance for a company's employees * industrial style, 21st-century interior design aesthetic


Other uses

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Industrial piercing Industrial may also refer to: Industry * Industrial archaeology, the study of the history of the industry * Industrial engineering, engineering dealing with the optimization of complex industrial processes or systems * Industrial loan company ...

Industrial piercing
, any two pierced ear holes connected with a single straight piece of jewelry * Two functional constituencies in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong: **
Industrial (First) The Industrial (First) functional constituency () is a functional constituency A functional constituency is an electoral device (a non-geographical constituency) used within the political systems of two Special Administrative Region of the People ...
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Industrial (Second) The Industrial (Second) functional constituency () is a functional constituency A functional constituency is an electoral device (a non-geographical constituency) used within the political systems of two Special Administrative Region of the Peopl ...
* Industrial (Mexibús, Line 1), a BRT station in Ecatepec, Mexico * Industrial (Mexibús, Line 4), a BRT station in Ecatepec, Mexico


See also

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Industry (disambiguation) Industry may refer to: Economics * Industry (economics) In macroeconomics, an industry is a branch of an economy that produces a closely related set of raw materials, goods, or services. For example, one might refer to the wood industry ...
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Industrial group (disambiguation) Industrial group may refer to: * Industry Industry may refer to: Economics * Industry (economics) In macroeconomics, an industry is a branch of an economy that produces a closely related set of raw materials, goods, or services. For exa ...
* Industria (disambiguation) {{Disambiguation