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[mass noun] The part of a country's economy concerned with the provision of services.
- ‘Shanghai will give priority to the development of tertiary industries such as service and catering.’
- ‘Given these incentives, every person who gains employment in primary industry or property improvement of any sort generates four more job opportunities downstream in secondary and tertiary industries.’
- ‘In addition to the 850,000 strong workforce directly employed in the industry, it has also created 1.15m indirect employment opportunities in tertiary industries such as transport, catering, security and housekeeping services.’
- ‘‘Shanghai has a robust economy, yet its tertiary industry is relatively weak,’ Jiang said.’
- ‘From primary through to tertiary industries, all are significantly reliant upon information technology.’
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