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industrialization

[in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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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 formsan·ti-in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion, nounnon·in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion, nounpro·in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion, adjective
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Examples from the Web for industrialization

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  • As a result of the government's industrialization policy, the relative importance of agriculture in the economy has declined.

    Area Handbook for Romania</p>

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Its labor force is large enough for the level of the country's industrialization, but there is a shortage of skilled workers.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria</p>

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • After that, with industrialization, we have cities developing.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams

  • Industrialization, education, can be a geometric progression.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • Every industrialization means a pauperization to a certain extent.


Word Origin and History for industrialization

n.

1883, from industrialize + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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