industrialization

[in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuhn]
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:
industrialize + -ation

anti-industrialization, noun
nonindustrialization, noun
overindustrialization, noun
proindustrialization, adjective
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industrialize or industrialise (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to develop industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
2.  (intr) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of industry on an extensive scale
 
industrialise or industrialise
 
vb
 
industriali'zation or industrialise
 
n
 
industriali'sation or industrialise
 
n

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Example sentences
His emphasis on industrialization is less contentious than his reference to the
  making of that revolution.
The inevitable cost of industrialization and trying to pursue a materialistic
  capitalist dream.
Industrialization around the world has increased the global demand for rubber.
Although the benefits of such industrialization were lower prices and better
  products, the cost was homogeneity.
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