Definition of preindustrial in English:


Syllabification: pre·in·dus·tri·al
Pronunciation: /ˌprē-inˈdəstrēəl


  • Of or relating to a time before industrialization: a preindustrial 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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