the Industrial Revolution

Definition of the Industrial Revolution

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

industrialplay Industrial
  1. :  of or relating to industry

    :  derived from human industry

    :  engaged in industry

  1. :  one that is employed in industry

    :  a company engaged in industrial production or service

    :  a stock or bond issued by an industrial corporation or enterprise

revolutionplay Revolution
  1. :  the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course

    :  apparent movement of such a body round the earth

    :  the time taken by a celestial body to make a complete round in its orbit


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