Share this entry

Share this page

pre-industrial

Line breaks: pre-industrial
Pronunciation: /priːɪnˈdʌstrɪəl
 
/

Definition of pre-industrial in English:

adjective

Relating to a time before industrialization: a pre-industrial society
More example sentences
  • While some paint an idyllic picture of pre-industrial or early industrial society, the reality for the masses of working people was anything but idyllic.
  • In classical Marxist thought slavery is a mode of production that characterizes primitive communities, feudalism, and pre-industrial agrarian societies.
  • This point was probably reached much sooner in pre-industrial communal societies with shorter life spans than our own, where children are regarded as dependent well into their teenage years.

Definition of pre-industrial in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words