Industry vs Career - What's the difference?

industry | career |


As nouns the difference between industry and career

is that industry is (uncountable) the tendency to work persistently while career is one's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

As a verb career is

to move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

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

    career

    English

    (wikipedia career)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.
  • Washington's career as a soldier
  • (archaic) speed
  • * Wilkins
  • when a horse is running in his full career
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, chapter XIII, ''Democracy
  • It may be admitted that Democracy, in all meanings of the word, is in full career ; irresistible by any Ritter Kauderwalsch or other Son of Adam, as times go.
  • A jouster's path during a joust.
  • * 1819 :
  • These knights, therefore, their aim being thus eluded, rushed from opposite sides betwixt the object of their attack and the Templar, almost running their horses against each other ere they could stop their career .
  • (obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.
  • * 1603 , John Florio, trans. Michel de Montaigne, Essyas , I.48:
  • It is said of Cæsar that in his youth being mounted upon a horse, and without any bridle, he made him run a full cariere [tr. (carriere)], make a sodaine stop, and with his hands behind his backe performe what ever can be expected of an excellent ready horse.
  • (falconry) The flight of a hawk.
  • (obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • to go back again the same career

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
  • The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 16, author=Ben Dirs, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan, work=BBC Sport citation
  • , passage=However, the hosts hit back and hit back hard, first replacement hooker Andrew Hore sliding over, then Williams careering out of his own half and leaving several defenders for dead before flipping the ball to Nonu to finish off a scintillating move.}}

    Synonyms

    (move rapidly straight ahead) careen