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[mass noun] Industry that converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products for the consumer; manufacturing industry.
- ‘Primary and secondary industries depended upon government-funded services, infrastructure, and immigration.’
- ‘World wool prices had fallen, as had produce prices, the diamond market had fallen and secondary industry was depressed.’
- ‘Lumber and construction are secondary industries.’
- ‘Their efforts to diversify their economy by the development of secondary industry have had only limited success.’
- ‘If the primary industries are doing fine, that will be a stage for secondary industries to achieve growth.’
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