Industrial vs Cybernation - What's the difference?

industrial | cybernation |

As nouns the difference between industrial and cybernation

is that industrial is an employee in industry while cybernation is the control of an industrial operation or task through processing of information with a computer.

As an adjective industrial

is of or relating to industry, notably manufacturing.




(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to industry, notably manufacturing.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}
  • Produced by such industry.
  • Used by such industry.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , title=Internal Combustion, chapter=2 citation , passage=More than a mere source of Promethean sustenance to thwart the cold and cook one's meat, wood was quite simply mankind's first industrial and manufacturing fuel.}}
  • Suitable for use in such industry; industrial-grade.
  • Massive in scale or quantity.
  • Employed as manpower by such industry.
  • (of a society or country) Having many industries; industrialized.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine. The machine gun is so much more lethal than the bow and arrow that comparisons are meaningless.}}
  • (music) Belonging or pertaining to the genre of industrial music.
  • Antonyms

    * nonindustrial * unindustrial

    Derived terms

    * industrialism * industrialize * industrially * industrialness * industrial arts * industrial espionage * industrial production * industrial scale * industrial school * industrial strength * industrial tribunal * industrial union


    (en noun)
  • An employee in industry
  • (business) An enterprise producing tangible goods or providing certain services to industrial companies.
  • (finance) A bond or stock issued by such company
  • industrial music
  • I wish they'd play more industrial in this club.

    Derived terms

    * Dow Jones Industrial Average




  • The control of an industrial operation or task through processing of information with a computer.
  • * 1964 , Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media , Routledge (2008), page 269:
  • And the mechanization of a task is done by segmentation of each part of an action in a series of uniform, repeatable, and moveable parts. The exact opposite characterizes cybernation' (or automation), which has been described as a way of thinking, as much as a way of doing. Instead of being concerned with separate machines, ' cybernation looks at the production problem as an integrated system of information handling.