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in·dus·tri·al·ism

 (ĭn-dŭs′trē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
An economic and social system based on the development of large-scale industries and marked by the production of large quantities of inexpensive manufactured goods and the concentration of employment in urban factories.

industrialism

(ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) an organization of society characterized by large-scale mechanized manufacturing industry rather than trade, farming, etc

in•dus•tri•al•ism

(ɪnˈdʌs tri əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the economic organization of a society built largely on mechanized industry.
[1825–35]

industrialism

a system of social and economic organization based upon highly mechanized industry. — industrialist, n., adj.
See also: Economics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.industrialism - an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship
economic system, economy - the system of production and distribution and consumption
Translations

industrialism

[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlɪzəm] Nindustrialismo m

industrialism

[ɪnˈdʌstriəlɪzəm] nindustrialisme m

industrialism

nIndustrie f

industrialism

[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlɪzm] nindustrialismo
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