Definition of postindustrial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpōstinˈdəstrēəl/


Relating to an economy that no longer relies on heavy industry: a postindustrial society
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  • Part of the answer lies in the nature of economic growth in the post-industrial era, where less labour than one would like to have, is involved in new wealth creating technologies.
  • The prototypical post-industrial forms of organization are networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and virtual organizations.
  • The story is the same for other post-industrial economies.



Pronunciation: /-ˌlizəm/
Example sentences
  • With the spreading effects of globalization no nation will be spared, and the first signs of post-industrialism can already be observed even in small developing countries such as our own.
  • This is thought to be ‘more compatible with the new social order, whether it is called advanced capitalism, late or high modernity, post-industrialism, or post-modernism’.
  • Scholars who write about ‘professionalism,’ or ‘post-industrialism,’ often use these notions more as metaphors than as hypotheses that can be assessed, accepted or rejected.

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Syllabification: post·in·dus·tri·al

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