deindustrialization
noun Date: 1940 the reduction or destruction of a nation's or region's industrial capacitydeindustrialize verb

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  • deindustrialization — de‧in‧dus‧tri‧a‧li‧za‧tion [ˌdiːɪnˌdʌstriəlaɪˈzeɪʆn ǁ lə ] also deindustrialisation noun [uncountable] when there is less and less manufacturing industry in an area or country: • Regions in the north of the country have seen faster… …   Financial and business terms

  • deindustrialization — [dē΄in dus΄trē əl ə zā′shən] n. a decline or reduction in the number of heavy industries and in the importance of industrialism, as in a country or region * * * See deindustrialize. * * * …   Universalium

  • deindustrialization — (Amer.) n. removal or reduction or collapse of industrial activity in a country (also deindustrialisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deindustrialization — [dē΄in dus΄trē əl ə zā′shən] n. a decline or reduction in the number of heavy industries and in the importance of industrialism, as in a country or region …   English World dictionary

  • Deindustrialization — The Bethlehem Steel plant in the United States went bankrupt in 2001, and has since been converted into the Sands Casino …   Wikipedia

  • deindustrialization — The diminishing proportion of either national production or the labour force of the richest Western nations engaged in the primary and secondary industrial sectors . The extent of, and reasons for, deindustrialization are a matter of controversy …   Dictionary of sociology

  • deindustrialization — noun the loss or deprivation of industrial capacity or strength Ant: industrialization See Also: deindustrialize …   Wiktionary

  • deindustrialization —   fall in the percentage contribution of secondary industry to an economy in terms such as value of input to GDP and importance as an employment sector …   Geography glossary

  • deindustrialization — or deindustrialisation noun the reduction of industrial activity or capacity in a region or economy. Derivatives deindustrialize verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • deindustrialization — de·industrialization …   English syllables

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