the Industrial Revolution


: the major social and economic changes that occurred in Britain, Europe, and the U.S. in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when new machinery, new sources of power, and new ways of manufacturing products were developed

Examples of the Industrial Revolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Millions of acres of timber became fuel for domestic hearths, and then for furnaces and boilers during the Industrial Revolution. Todd Braje, The Conversation, 16 May 2024 Think the Industrial Revolution or the creation of the internet or personal computer. Alex Cranz, The Verge, 15 May 2024 Los Angeles has been a haven for transplants and immigrants since the tail end of the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of the railroad. Diana Ruzova, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 While few land dwellers have given much thought to this shift in ambient marine noise, new research has modeled, for the first time, how the Industrial Revolution and the advent of commercial shipping have turned up the volume in the waters off Los Angeles. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 However, rates of eczema didn’t spike with the Industrial Revolution, which began around 1760. Ian Myles, Discover Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 That’s up from 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2024 The colossal cacophony of the Industrial Revolution prompted some of the first serious efforts at noise control. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 The American lemonade business began in the mid-1800s, just at the Industrial Revolution’s peak. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2024

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“The Industrial Revolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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