Meaning of INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION in English

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

noun

Etymology: probably translation of French révolution industrielle

1. : an economic revolution (as in England beginning in 1760) characterized by a marked acceleration in the output of industrial goods correlative with the introduction of power-driven machinery into industry and consequent decline of handwork and domestic production

2. : a marked general alteration in industrial or production methods in the direction of machine production and away from manual labor or personal control

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