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cottage industry definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1921 1. an industry whose labor force consists of family units or individuals working at home with their own equipment 2. a small and often informally organized industry 3. a limited but enthusiastically pursued activity or subject <this debate about sex and law became a cottage industry for feminist academics Wendy Kaminer>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cottage industries) A cottage industry is a small business that is run from someone's home, especially one that involves a craft such as knitting or pottery. (BUSINESS) Bookbinding is largely a cottage industry. N-COUNT



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