industrialist

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Etymology[edit]

industrial +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

industrialist (plural industrialists)

  1. A person involved in the ownership or management of an industrial enterprise.
    • 2004, Douglas Pratt, Doug Pratt's DVD
      Brian Donlevy is a wealthy industrialist who survives an attempted murder when his wife's boyfriend is killed in a car crash.
  2. One who performs or enjoys industrial music.
    • 2013, S. Alexander Reed, Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music (page 174)
      Like a lot of second-wave industrialists, Skinny Puppy's attraction to rhythm wasn't consciously political, but based in the pleasure of making and moving to a beat; Key was, after all, a drummer.

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