postindustrial

adjective post·in·dus·tri·al \ ˌpōst-in-ˈdə-strē-əl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of postindustrial

: 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

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First Known Use of postindustrial

1917


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