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Definition of "preindustrial" [preindustrial]

  • Of, relating to, or being a society or an economic system that is not or has not yet become industrialized. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preindustrial" in a sentence
  • "In preliterate and in preindustrial urban societies, socially successful individuals commonly had larger than average families."
  • "They also looked at levels that were around in preindustrial times and those we are experiencing today."
  • "Asian living standards were low because of high standards of personal and public hygiene in preindustrial China and Japan."
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