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    In·dus·tri·al Rev·o·lu·tion
    /inˈdəstrēəl ˌrevəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/
    • 1. the rapid development of industry that occurred in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuries, brought about by the introduction of machinery. It was characterized by the use of steam power, the growth of factories, and the mass production of manufactured goods.

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