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industrialization

the extensive development of organized economic activity for the purpose of manufacture. Industrialization is characterized by the transformation of a primarily agrarian economy into a more specialized, capital-intensive economy. Such a transformation was termed the Industrial Revolution in western Europe and North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Compare DEINDUSTRIALIZATION. See STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
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