Definition of machine-driven in English:

machine-driven

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adjective

  • Operated or controlled by a machine or machinery: machine-driven vehicles replaced much of the manual labour of the past
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    • The Industrial Revolution began at the end of the seventeenth century, specifically in the machine-driven manufacturing processes made possible by the steam engine.
    • The historians in 1924 blamed the public's diminishing interest in politics on "the conditions of complex modern life: the frantic, overorganized, spectacular, urbanized, machine-driven world we live in today".
    • Only 4 percent of the population is employed in agriculture, which has become highly industrialized and machine-driven.

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