Definition of industrial diamond in English:

industrial diamond


  • A small diamond, not of gem quality, used in abrasives and in cutting and drilling tools.

    • ‘What they can do is lower the price of industrial diamonds (small, poor quality diamonds).’
    • ‘Explosives carefully applied to carbon produce industrial diamonds for as cutting, grinding and polishing tools.’
    • ‘Basic customs duty on platinum and non industrial diamonds was reduced from 40% to 25%.’
    • ‘The company admitted conspiring to fix prices in the $500 million industrial diamond market in 1991 and 1992.’
    • ‘Katanga produced copper, 60% of the world's uranium and 80% of the world's industrial diamonds.’