Industry vs Activity - What's the difference?

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Industry is a synonym of activity.


As nouns the difference between industry and activity

is that industry is (uncountable) the tendency to work persistently while activity is the state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.

industry

Noun

  • (uncountable) The tendency to work persistently.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=November 12, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= International friendly: England 1-0 Spain , passage=England's win was built on industry and discipline, epitomised by the performances of Manchester City's Joleon Lescott in defence and Scott Parker in midfield.}}
  • (countable, business, economics) Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.}}
  • (uncountable, economics) Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , title= Internal Combustion, chapter=2 , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries .  By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}
  • (in the singular, economics) The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • Automated production of material goods{{cite web
  • , author=(European Parliament) , title= Europarl 2003-09-24: Amended Software Patent Directive , date=2003-09-24 }}.
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  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to work persistently) diligence; application * (businesses of the same type) sector; field * (businesses that produce goods) manufacturing

    Derived terms

    * automotive industry * captain of industry * cottage industry * film industry * finance industry * food services industry * health care industry * heavy industry * light industry * primary industry * secondary industry * smokestack industry * software industry * tertiary industry * video game industry

    References

    activity

    Noun

    (activities)
  • The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.
  • Something done as an action or a movement.
  • Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities , ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • Use (of internet, playstation, bank account etc.).
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "activity": increased, decreased, high, low, volcanic, seismic, eruptive, intellectual, physical, mental, spiritual, muscular, cerebral, favorite, recreational, practical, cultural, artistic, literary, musical, political, diplomatic, military, domestic, voluntary, missionary, chemical, optical, productive, reproductive, industrial, commercial, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * rest * passivity

    Derived terms

    * radioactivity