Definition of deindustrialization in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdiːɪndʌstrɪəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
(also deindustrialisation)


[mass noun]
The reduction of industrial activity or capacity in a region or economy: idealists in the environmental movement advocate deindustrialization and non-intensive methods of food production severe deindustrialization with substantial job losses the decline in British manufacturing encapsulated in the term ‘deindustrialization’
More example sentences
  • Economic contraction and deindustrialization in mass-production industries in the 1970s and early 1980s accelerated the decline in union membership.
  • Changing economic circumstances as a result of deindustrialization and market forces dramatically affect local areas and lead to a variety of local-level responses.
  • The war's aftermath brought the beginnings of the city's deindustrialization, which hit black sections of the working class most acutely.



Pronunciation: /ˌdiːɪnˈdʌstrɪəlʌɪz/
Example sentences
  • At the same time Britain's rulers deindustrialised the cotton industry of India.
  • A venerable literature criticizes the economics of empire - for draining wealth from the colonies, deindustrializing their economies, and discriminating against local industry.
  • In Italy, it was once assumed that the collapse of urban industry led to the country becoming wholly deindustrialized.
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