- an economic organization of society built largely on mechanized industry rather than agriculture, craftsmanship, or commerce.
Origin of industrialism
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Examples from the Web for industrialism
It is first with industrialism as a world condition that education is concerned.
This would have a double effect upon the industrialism of the day.
Industrialism has been, as all must recognize, too individualistic.
But all these cities are defiled and even diseased with industrialism.What I Saw in America
G. K. Chesterton
They may be narrowed by militancy, or they may be widened by industrialism.
- an organization of society characterized by large-scale mechanized manufacturing industry rather than trade, farming, etc
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Word Origin and History for industrialism
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