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deindustrialization

noun [U] uk (UK usually deindustrialisation)   /diː.ɪnˌdʌs.tri.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
the process by which a country or area depends less and less on industry to provide most of its work or income: the deindustrialization of America/the Northeast of England
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