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industrial revolution

industrial revolution

pronunciation:
ihn duh stri l re v lu shn
part of speech: noun
definition: (often cap.) a complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home or in small workshops to mechanized systems in large factories, as in the weaving of textiles, esp. in England in the eighteenth century.