Definition of pre-industrial in English:

pre-industrial

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Pronunciation: /priːɪnˈdʌstrɪəl
 
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adjective

Relating to a time before industrialization: a pre-industrial society
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  • 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.

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