industrialization

[in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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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Word Origin and History for over-industrialization

industrialization

n.

1883, from industrialize + -ation.

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