industrialism

[ in-duhs-tree-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ɪnˈdʌs tri əˌlɪz əm /

noun

an economic organization of society built largely on mechanized industry rather than agriculture, craftsmanship, or commerce.

Nearby words

  1. industrial union,
  2. industrial workers of the world,
  3. industrial-strength,
  4. industrialisation,
  5. industrialise,
  6. industrialist,
  7. industrialization,
  8. industrialize,
  9. industrialized,
  10. industrials

Origin of industrialism

First recorded in 1825–35; industrial + -ism

Related formso·ver·in·dus·tri·al·ism, noun

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industrialism

/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

an organization of society characterized by large-scale mechanized manufacturing industry rather than trade, farming, etc
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