post·​in·​dus·​tri·​al ˌpōst-in-ˈdə-strē-əl How to pronounce postindustrial (audio)
: occurring in, existing in, or being a period of social and economic development after the predominance of large-scale industry
postindustrial towns
Coastal hubs like New York and San Francisco have staked their futures on postindustrial technology, finance, and business services.Aaron M. Renn

Examples of postindustrial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show has connected a postindustrial Welsh city to the world, uniting fans online and in real life and sparking an economic boon. Jennifer McClellan, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2024 Sinclair’s utopian dream of a postindustrial society based on leisure and marijuana never went beyond a small group of collaborators. Bill McGraw, Detroit Free Press, 2 Apr. 2024 Birth rates, of course, follow long-term trends, and one explanation is the inexorable demographic consequences of becoming a postindustrial country: Russian society started to become modern—with people moving to cities, becoming more educated, and having fewer children—back in the 1960s. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 7 Mar. 2024 The south, which has long been far-right territory, went to Marine Le Pen, as did large swaths of the postindustrial northeast, a region that was once the breeding ground of the French Communist Party. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for postindustrial 

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postindustrial was in 1917

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“Postindustrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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