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[pohst-in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ˌpoʊst ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/
of, relating to, or characteristic of an era following industrialization:
The economy of the postindustrial society is based on the provision of services rather than on the manufacture of goods.
Origin of postindustrial
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postindustrialist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for postindustrial
  • Our findings have important implications for industrial and postindustrial societies.
  • Now one should think about the real importance of postindustrial capitalism.
  • In the new, postindustrial knowledge economy, the job market rewards those with an education and punishes those without one.
  • Indeed, the relationship among advanced postindustrial countries is one of complex interdependence.
  • One is a widening perception of the interaction of one kind of endeavor upon another in the postindustrial society.
  • The changing environment surrounding schooling and postindustrial conceptions of education are considered.
  • However, the standard definition is social patterns characteristic to postindustrial societies.
  • Half the value of the postindustrial recycled content can be applied towards the post-consumer recycled content requirement.
  • The coming of postindustrial society a venture in social forecasting.
British Dictionary definitions for postindustrial


characteristic of, relating to, or denoting work or a society that is no longer based on heavy industry
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