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Manufacturing vs. Industry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Manufacturing and Industry is that the Manufacturing is a industrial activity producing goods for sale using labor and machines and Industry is a production of goods or service of a given field within an economy.

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  • Manufacturing (noun)

    The transformation of raw materials into finished products, usually on a large scale.

  • Manufacturing (noun)

    The industry in which such products are made.

  • Manufacturing (adjective)

    Used in manufacturing.

  • Industry (noun)

    The tendency to work persistently. Diligence.

    "Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy."

  • Industry (noun)

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. Trade.

    "The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled."

    "The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron."

  • Industry (noun)

    Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

  • Industry (noun)

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.

    "There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism."

  • Industry (noun)

    Automated production of material goods{{cite-web

  • Industry (noun)

    A typological classification of stone tools, associated with a technocomplex.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Manufacturing (adjective)

    Employed, or chiefly employed, in manufacture; as, a manufacturing community; a manufacturing town.

  • Manufacturing (adjective)

    Pertaining to manufacture; as, manufacturing projects.

  • Industry (noun)

    Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.

  • Industry (noun)

    Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.

  • Industry (noun)

    Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

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