in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ism in-ˈdə-strē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce industrialism (audio)
: social organization in which industries and especially large-scale industries are dominant

Examples of industrialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investing in green industrialism will help countries thrive and fuel the growth of clean energy technologies that the world so desperately needs to guarantee planetary and economic stability everywhere. María Mendiluce, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Enthusiasm for the philosophy of Morris, Leo Tolstoy, and other critics of industrialism swept the United States in the early years of mass production. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 1 May 2023 The Wisdom Of Crowds is the perfect—if slightly depressing—conclusion to an excellent trilogy that pushes this series into bold new territory, into an age of machines and innovation, of decadent industrialism and galling class divisions and inequality. Erik Kain, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 When feudalism gave way to industrialism, factory workers did much the same thing. Erik Kain, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 For all the sorrowful anatomies of Bryan’s failure to prevail, 1896 delivered a clear mandate for the tight-money apostle of high-tariff industrialism—and the new breed of high-capitalist politicos epitomized by McKinley’s lead campaign adviser, Mark Hanna. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 21 June 2021 The hallmark of this kind of goal is quantification, as a well as an overall punitive feeling that has more than a whiff of industrialism and the Protestant work ethic. Hazlitt, 8 Mar. 2023 Another new name on the scene is Elena Velez, who takes inspiration from her Wisconsin roots to create fashion that merges on Midwest industrialism and chic apocalyptic. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Sep. 2022 The weekend, for example, was invented about a hundred years ago, a compromise struck between religiosity and management culture, and facilitated by the specific economic and political conditions of late industrialism. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 6 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrialism was in 1826

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“Industrialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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