[in-duhs-tree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ɪnˌdʌs tri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc.
conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically.
1883, from industrialize + -ation.
[in-fleyt] /ɪnˈfleɪt/ verb (used with object), inflated, inflating. 1. to distend; swell or puff out; dilate: The king cobra inflates its hood. 2. to cause to expand or distend with air or gas: to inflate a balloon. 3. to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc. 4. to elate. 5. Economics. to expand (money, prices, an […]
[in-fley-shuh n] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to ). 2. the act of . 3. the state of being . /ɪnˈfleɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]
[in-floo-uh ns] /ˈɪn flu əns/ noun 1. the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used family influence to get the contract. 2. the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of […]
[oh-ver] /ˈoʊ vər/ preposition 1. above in place or position: the roof over one’s head. 2. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall. 3. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now. 4. […]