industrial society

(noun) A society based on mechanical labor as opposed to manual labor to create material goods.

Example: Baking loaves of bread in a factory as opposed to a small bakery that makes bread by hand or farms that harvest vegetables using machinery instead of human labor are indicative of industrial societies.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: industrial societies

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