Definition of industrialize in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlʌɪz
(also industrialise)


[with object] (often as adjective industrialized)
  • 1Develop industries in (a country or region) on a wide scale: the industrialized nations
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    • Many other industrialized countries are spending about $70 per person, per year.
    • I expect obesity to worsen in all the industrialized and industrializing countries and for human health to suffer as a result.
    • The United States remains one of the few advanced industrialized countries in the world that still practices capital punishment.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of a country or region) build up a system of industries: the country needs to industrialize to create both exports and jobs
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    • As the country industrialized, home and workplace became distinct.
    • Meanwhile, the country industrialized relatively successfully to make it less dependent on world trade.
    • No other country would industrialize to the same extent before the 1870s, giving Britain a near-monopoly on the production of manufactured goods.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • The purpose was to get information about planned economy and industrialization under state control.
  • Urbanization and industrialization were determining factors in this move.
  • That is a beginning of real industrialization, which they haven't experienced in recent years.

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