factory system

noun

Definition of factory system

: the system of manufacturing that began in the 18th century with the development of the power loom and the steam engine and is based on concentration of industry into large establishments contrasted with domestic system

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Factory system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factory%20system. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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