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industrial revolution

also Industrial Revolution
The complex of radical socioeconomic changes, such as the ones that took place in England in the late 1700s, that are brought about when extensive mechanization of production systems results in a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production.

Industrial Revolution

(Historical Terms) the Industrial Revolution the transformation in the 18th and 19th centuries of first Britain and then other W European countries and the US into industrial nations

indus′trial revolu′tion

(often caps.) the complex of social and economic changes resulting from the mechanization of industry that began in England about 1760.
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Noun1.Industrial Revolution - the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation
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We aim to become an enterprise which will be a major player in shaping the digital transformation of our industries, in the same way that we helped shape the first industrial revolution 150 years ago.
Wales had a central role in the first industrial revolution and there is good reason to think that we can help drive forward a new era of technological innovation.
The first industrial revolution radically improved labor productivity, as workers moved from the fields to the factories, and inventions such as the steam engine and spinning frame allowed a single factory worker to perform tasks that had once taken many people.
industry remains relevant after the next industrial revolution is to significantly modify or possibly abolish the intellectual property system that made the first industrial revolution possible.
Citing MIT futurists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, Keen notes that ''Badass entrepreneurs like [Uber co-founder] Travis Kalanick and [PayPal co-founder] Peter Thiel have much in common with the capitalist robber barons of the first Industrial Revolution.
History showed that the first industrial revolution began with the introduction of mechanised production driven by water and steam power in the 19[sup.
So often, in the first industrial revolution, factories were dirty, "said architect and sustainabilitv leader William McDonough.
Income per capita growth that was nearly stagnant accelerated in the 18th-century UK thanks to the First Industrial Revolution, which was essentially based on a revolution in production processes and transportation brought about by the advent of steam energy and mechanization.
I find it intriguing to go back almost 200 years and consider Britain's political economy when the First Industrial Revolution was gathering steam.
Just as Wales did not play her leading role in the first Industrial Revolution by only offering to eke out enough coal for her own needs, so I suggest that changing present mutually suspicious dog-in-the-manger attitudes - of regarding sensibly planned exploitation of renewables as a threat rather than an opportunity - should be leading politicians' first priority.
Our city has had a long and proud history; as an intellectual powerhouse which spawned the first Industrial Revolution, as a manufacturing centre famed throughout the globe, and as a place where political innovation has been commonplace for a century and more.
That''s positive news for a region that''s shown its ability to evolve and adapt from the first Industrial Revolution to today''s digital world.

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