secondary industry

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The industrial sector of an economy that is dominated by the manufacture of finished products.

Unlike a primary industry, which collects and produces raw materials for manufacture, a secondary industry makes products that are more likely to be consumed by individuals. Examples of secondary industry divisions include automobile manufacturing, steel production and telecommunications. Also called secondary sector of industry. See also primary industry, service industry.

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Companies that get outsourced to other countries are often part of a secondary industry, just making smaller components for the larger companies at lower employee costs.
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My neighbor, Wilson, is a carpentar, this is a secondary industry that makes a whole bunch of people rich in the United States of America.
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You may want to get involved in a secondary industry instead of trying to get in with everyone else from the start.
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