[ in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˌdʌs tri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /


the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc.
conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of industry and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically.

Nearby words

  1. industrial-strength,
  2. industrialisation,
  3. industrialise,
  4. industrialism,
  5. industrialist,
  6. industrialize,
  7. industrialized,
  8. industrials,
  9. industrious,
  10. industriously

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for industrialization



1883, from industrialize + -ation.

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