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industrial revolution

noun

Definition of INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

:  a rapid major change in an economy (as in England in the late 18th century) marked by the general introduction of power-driven machinery or by an important change in the prevailing types and methods of use of such machines

First Known Use of INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

1848

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