industrialization-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: becoming industrialized

Commentary: INDUSTRIALIZATION[+event] The act of becoming industrialized or making something industrialized. Can apply to a society as a whole, or to a specific section of a society.

England was the first nation to experience industrialization.
The industrialization of agriculture left a lot of people unemployed.
I'm studying the process of industrialization in Europe.
Josef Stalin's forced industrialization of the Soviet Union was, to put it lightly, a mixed blessing.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1