- /ˈleɪbər-ɪnˌtɛnsɪv / (say 'laybuhr-in.tensiv)
of or relating to an industry which, while not needing a very large capital investment in plant, etc., requires a comparatively large labour force (opposed to capital-intensive).
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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labour-intensive — ˌlabour inˈtensive , labor intensive adjective COMMERCE MANUFACTURING needing a lot of workers in order to produce something: • The company was using old, labour intensive production methods. • Whereas goods production can be automated, the… … Financial and business terms
labour-intensive — adj BrE labor intensive AmE an industry or type of work that is labour intensive needs a lot of workers →↑capital intensive ▪ labour intensive farming methods … Dictionary of contemporary English
labour-intensive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ needing a large workforce or a large amount of work in relation to output … English terms dictionary
labour-intensive — adjective requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital cottage industries are labor intensive • Syn: ↑labor intensive • Similar to: ↑effortful * * * laˈbour intensˈive adjective Requiring a relatively large number of workers for… … Useful english dictionary
labour-intensive — BrE labor intensive AmE adjective an industry or type of work that is labour intensive needs a lot of workers: labour intensive farming methods see also: capital intensive … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
labour-intensive — ADJ GRADED Labour intensive industries or methods of making things involve a lot of workers. Compare capital intensive. Construction remains a relatively labour intensive industry … English dictionary
labour-intensive — adj. Labour intensive/labor intensive is used with these nouns: ↑industry, ↑manufacturing, ↑work … Collocations dictionary
labour-intensive — UK / US adjective business a labour intensive industry or process needs a lot of people to do the work … English dictionary
labour intensive — Denoting a company or industry in which direct labour costs are more important than capital expenditure. Compare: capital intensive … Accounting dictionary
labour-intensive — Denoting an industry, company, production process, or project in which the remuneration paid to employees represents a high proportion of the total costs. Compare capital intensive … Big dictionary of business and management