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v. in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing, in·dus·tri·al·iz·es
1. To develop industry in (a country or society, for example).
2. To organize (the production of something) as an industry.
To become industrial.

in·dus′tri·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪzd) or


(Economics) characterized by industry on an extensive scale
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Possessing large-scale industries as an important part of the economy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.industrialized - made industrial; converted to industrialism; "industrialized areas"
industrial - having highly developed industries; "the industrial revolution"; "an industrial nation"
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[ɪnˈdʌstriəlaɪzd] industrialised (British) adj [area, place, country] → industrialisé(e)industrial park n (mainly US)zone f industrielleindustrial relations npl
(in the workplace)relations fpl entre le patronat et les employés
(= field of study) → relations fpl socialesIndustrial Revolution n
the Industrial Revolution → la révolution industrielleindustrial tribunal n (British)conseil m de prud'hommesindustrial unrest n (British)contestation f des salariés
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[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪzd] adjindustrializzato/a
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(ˈindəstri) plural ˈindustries noun
1. (any part of) the business of producing or making goods. the ship-building industry; The government should invest more money in industry.
2. hard work or effort. He owed his success to both ability and industry.
inˈdustrial (-ˈdas) adjective
having, concerning etc industries or the making of goods. That area of the country is industrial rather than agricultural.
inˈdustrialist (-ˈdas-) noun
a person who takes part in the running of a large industrial organization. a wealthy industrialist.
inˈdustrialized, inˈdustrialised (-ˈdas) adjective
(of a country) having a large number of industries.
inˌdustrialiˈzation, inˌdustrialiˈsation noun
inˈdustrious (-ˈdas-) adjective
busy and hard-working. industrious pupils.
industrial estate
an area of a town etc set aside for (the building of) factories.
industrial relations
the relationship between the management and the workers in a factory etc.
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