Meaning of “industrialize” in the English Dictionary

"industrialize" in British English

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industrializeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually industrialise uk /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.ə.laɪz/ us /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.ə.laɪz/

to develop industry:

It was the first country to industrialize.

(Definition of “industrialize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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industrializeverb [ I/T ]

/ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əˌlɑɪz/

social studies to increase the amount of industry in a place or region

industrialization
noun [ U ] /ɪnˌdʌs·tri·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/

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"industrialize" in Business English

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industrializeverb [ I or T ]

UK also industrialise uk /ɪnˈdʌstriəlaɪz/ us ECONOMICS

to develop industry within a country:

The government's trickiest challenge is how to industrialise, and move people out of the lagging agricultural sector.

(Definition of “industrialize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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