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post-industrial

adjective uk   /ˌpəʊst.ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/ us    /ˌpoʊst-/
belonging or relating to an economy that is no longer based on heavy industry, such as the making of large machines: Service industries such as tourism have become more important in the post-industrial age.
Translations of “post-industrial”
in Chinese (Traditional) 後工業化的, 不再依賴重工業的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后工业化的, 不再依赖重工业的…
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