- a person who has a substantial interest in the ownership or control of industrial enterprise
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Business, Sociologyone who owns an industrial enterprise.
adj. [before a noun]
- Sociologyof or relating to industrialism.
- Business, Sociologya person who owns or is involved in the management of an industrial enterprise.
- Sociologyof, pertaining to, or characterized by industrialism.
- industrial + -ist 1860–65