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industrialization

[in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ɪnˌdʌs tri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc.
2.
conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of industry and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically.
Origin of industrialization
Related forms
anti-industrialization, noun
nonindustrialization, noun
overindustrialization, noun
proindustrialization, adjective
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Word Origin and History for industrialization
n.

1883, from industrialize + -ation.

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