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zayit shachor

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I've seen the term thrown around but I have no idea what it means.

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Re: Can someone please explain to me what an industrial is?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2007, 01:21 am »
An industrial sewing machine, perhaps? That may be a completely lame answer, but we've got two of them at my university, and they call them industrials because they are WAY different than regular sewing machines.

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Re: Can someone please explain to me what an industrial is?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2007, 01:46 am »
Depends on the context - if your Wardrobe Mistress says "we need to buy an industrial..." then yes, chances are she means a sewing machine or other fabric/garment processing piece.

If a carpenter says "how about an industrial...?" it could mean all sorts of things - one of my best friends is a shop carpenter, and when I brought the term up with him, he gave me a loooong list of possibilities.

If you looked at an earlier post regarding interviewing for industrials - in that post, I used the term to mean a large conference/trade show event.

Hope this clears things more than it muddies the waters - I'm in tech, and have been knocking back industrial-strength coffee for breakfast!

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Re: Can someone please explain to me what an industrial is?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2007, 01:49 pm »
Thanks! I meant the third one.

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