American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a period in the development of an economy or nation in which the relative importance of manufacturing lessens and that of services, information, and research grows.
- adj. Describing the economy of a nation in which manufacturing industry becomes less important and the service and information industries become more important.
- adj. music Of a genre of industrial music following the original industrial music.
- adj. of or relating to a society or economy marked by a lessened importance of manufacturing and an increase of services, information, and research
“To augment the brigades 'efforts, TerraCycle also is collecting what's called postindustrial waste from many manufacturers -- which includes excess labels or packaging with misprints that never makes it to market.”
“While many urbanists have dismissed "anti-cities" such as Houston and Los Angeles, which lack such a core, these metropolises will be, in fact, 2050's dominant "postindustrial" urban models.”
“Demonstrating a vastly incompetent grasp of the driving forces behind economic growth in modern "postindustrial" nations - for almost 40 years, now all new income has developed in the USA from developments in”
“But today, the "postindustrial" mode of imperialism is more about recycling wealth to produce capital gains, mainly by globalizing and privatizing the Bubble Economy.”
“Grozny, as journalists described it, soon resembled a postindustrial wasteland.”
“Literary posterity will probably regard it as an interesting but failed experiment, taking Updike away from his usual themes and mileu, although not completely: its exploration of religious belief is consistent with much of his previous fiction, and the town of New Prospect, New Jersey could easily enough be a depiction of Brewer, Pennsylvania in its own decayed postindustrial latter days.”
“BEIJING — China's rise as the world's second-largest economy highlights a new postindustrial reality: Population counts as much as productivity in determining economic power.”
“The postmodern, postindustrial, national borders-have-no-meaning labor market waits on no man or woman to get training or an education. jmo says:”
“An inextricable aspect of human life is economic, and this applies at all times and in all places, from hunter-gathers to the postindustrial information society.”
“Vermeulen's images are taken from her Your Town Tomorrow series depicting postindustrial Detroit and its denizens as harbingers of America's potential alternate future.”
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