from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who owns, directs, or has a substantial financial interest in an industrial enterprise.

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  • n. A person involved in the ownership or management of an industrial enterprise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by the influence of industrialism; characterized by industry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise


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