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English definition of “Luddite”


noun [C]
someone who is against the introduction of new equipment, working methods, etc.: We cannot be Luddites and pretend online publishing is not the future.
(Definition of Luddite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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