Definition of Deindustrialization
(noun) A process of change whereby industrial activity in a country or region is reduced or removed.
Example of Deindustrialization
- Detroit, Michigan, United States: Once a thriving automobile city, car factories have closed and jobs have been outsourced to other countries, leaving swathes of decaying buildings and empty lots, and numerous people out of jobs or fleeing the city in search of work.
- American English – /dee-in-duh-stree-uh-luh-zAY-shuhn/
- British English – /dEE-in-duh-striuh-lie-zAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /diɪnˌdʌstɹiələˈzeɪʃən/
- British English: /ˈdiːɪnˌdʌstɹɪəl(a)ɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
- Plural: deindustrializations
- Variant spellings:
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