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Definition of Industrial revolution

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process of transfer from agriculture to industry that began in Britain in the 18th century
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industrial revolution
n : the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation [syn: technological revolution]

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1. the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation
(synonym) technological revolution
(hypernym) historic period, age
Industrial revolution Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power, the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system. Textiles were the dominant industry of the Industrial Revolution in terms of employment, value of output and capital invested; the textile industry was also the first to use modern production methods.

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The era in which machine power replaced human and animal power in the production process, generally said to have first begun on a large scale in England during the 1600s.