Industry vs Production - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between industry and production

is that industry is (uncountable) the tendency to work persistently while production is the act of producing, making or creating something.

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

    production

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of producing, making or creating something.
  • The widget making machine is being used for production now.
  • The act of bringing something forward, out etc. for use or consideration.
  • * 1910 , , "The Lost Sanjak", Reginald in Russia :
  • I tramped to a neighbouring market-town, and, late as the hour was, the production of a few shillings procured me supper and a night's lodging in a cheap coffee-house.
  • the act of being produced
  • The widgets are coming out of production now.
  • the total amount produced
  • They hope to increase spaghetti production next year.
  • the presentation of a theatrical work
  • We went to a production of Hamlet.
  • an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary
  • He made a simple meal into a huge production .
  • that which is manufactured or is ready for manufacturing in volume (as opposed to a prototype or conceptual model)
  • This is the final production model.
  • The act of lengthening out or prolonging.
  • Derived terms

    * production line