Examples from the Web for preindustrial
In the preindustrial Bulgaria of the 1930s, the artisans and peasants together formed the backbone of the economy.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for preindustrial (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for preindustrial (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for preindustrial
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.