Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Devotion to industrial pursuits and interests; predominance of industrial interests or activity; also, the characteristics of industrial life, especially of the manufacturing industry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Devotion to industrial pursuits; labor; industry.
  • noun The principles or policy applicable to industrial pursuits or organized labor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The socio-economic system based upon the industrial production of manufactured goods, rather than on agriculture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship

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Examples

  • But in any case, though the ugliness of industrialism is the most obvious thing about it and the thing every newcomer exclaims against, I doubt whether it is centrally important.

    North and South

  • But in any case, though the ugliness of industrialism is the most obvious thing about it and the thing every newcomer exclaims against, I doubt whether it is centrally important.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • But what is known as industrialism brought in its train fear and favour, privilege and poverty, slums, disease, and municipal vice, fostered a too rapid immigration, established in America a tenant system alien to our traditions.

    An essay on the American contribution and the democratic idea

  • But what is known as industrialism brought in its train fear and favour, privilege and poverty, slums, disease, and municipal vice, fostered a too rapid immigration, established in America a tenant system alien to our traditions.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • The acceptable side of industrialism, which is supposed to be inspired exclusively by utility, is not utility at all but pure achievement.

    The Life of Reason

  • I am at Dyson HQ in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the beacon of British industrialism, which is

    The Guardian World News

  • American defender of theirs says just the same of their industrialism and free-trade; indeed, this gentleman, taking the bull by the horns, proposes that we should for the [78] future call industrialism culture, and the industrialists the men of culture, and then of course there can be no longer any misapprehension about their true character; and besides the pleasure of being wealthy and comfortable, they will have authentic recognition as vessels of sweetness and light.

    Culture and Anarchy

  • For the road the dictatorship is now taking, which indeed offers it the only possible hope of even a passable economic success, is the barren, heartless, unspiritual, materialistic tyranny of machine-like "industrialism" which the I.W. W. represents.

    The Red Conspiracy

  • It makes sense, to me, that Girl Talk is from Pittsburgh–he’s making a little nest of shiny musical things from the rubble of industrialism aka the pop industry.

    2008 July | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • It makes sense, to me, that Girl Talk is from Pittsburgh–he’s making a little nest of shiny musical things from the rubble of industrialism aka the pop industry.

    ….. | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

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