1relating to or characterized by industry:industrial wastea small industrial town
having highly developed industries:the major industrial nations
designed or suitable for use in industry:industrial heating oil
(of a disease or injury) contracted or sustained in the course of employment, especially in a factory.
2relating to or denoting a type of harsh, uncompromising rock music incorporating sounds resembling those produced by industrial machinery:noisy, industrial dance musicthe industrial supergroup of the 90s
shares in industrial companies.
late 15th century: from industry+ -al; in later use influenced by French industriel
industrial in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of industrial in the US English dictionary