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Industrial Revolution (s) (noun) (a proper noun)
A period when major social and economic changes took place in Britain, Europe, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when new machinery, new sources of electrical power, and new ways of manufacturing products were developed.
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industrial revolution (s) (noun), industrial revolutions (pl)
1. The social and economic changes brought about when the extensive mechanization of production systems resulted in a major shift from home manufacturing to large-scale factory production.
2. A complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home, or in small workshops, to mechanized systems in large factories; such as, in the weaving of textiles, etc.

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, enough fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) have been burned and enough forests cut down to emit more than 500 billion tons of CO2.

—An excerpt compiled from
"The Acid Sea" by Elizabeth Kobert; National Geographic; April, 2011; page 108.
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(hailed as next industrial revolution but newspaper interest hasn't been there)
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Industrial Revolution
A period of rapid development that started in about 1750 and transformed the economics of the West from a primarily agriculture-based system to manufacturing-based systems.