industrial [in- duhs-tree- uh l] Examples Word Origin of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry: industrial production; industrial waste. having many and highly developed industries: an industrial nation. engaged in an industry or industries: industrial workers. of or relating to the workers in industries: industrial training. used in industry: industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics. noting or pertaining to industrial life insurance. an industrial product: diamonds classed as industrials and nonindustrials. a company engaged in industrial enterprises. an employee in some industry, especially a manufacturing industry. industrials, stocks and bonds of industrial companies. Origin of industrial
First recorded in
-al 1 Related forms in·dus·tri·al·ly, adverb in·dus·tri·al·ness, noun non·in·dus·tri·al, adjective non·in·dus·tri·al·ly, adverb pre·in·dus·tri·al, adjective pro·in·dus·tri·al, adjective qua·si-in·dus·tri·al, adjective qua·si-in·dus·tri·al·ly, adverb sem·i-in·dus·tri·al, adjective sem·i-in·dus·tri·al·ly, adverb un·in·dus·tri·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pre-industrial Historical Examples of pre-industrial
This is a return to
pre-industrial times when artisans ruled the economic scene.
This view is, of course, derived from the Confucian tradition, and is more or less true in a
pre-industrial society. British Dictionary definitions for pre-industrial of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry employed in industry the industrial workforce relating to or concerned with workers in industry industrial conditions used in industry industrial chemicals Derived Forms industrially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pre-industrial adj.
1774, from French
industriel, from Medieval Latin industrialis, from Latin industria (see industry). Earlier the word had been used in English in a sense "resulting from labor" (1580s); the modern use is considered a reborrowing. Meaning "suitable for industrial use" is from 1904. As a style of dance music, attested from 1988. Industrial revolution was in use by 1840 to refer to recent developments and changes in England and elsewhere.
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