Post-industrial



[pohst-in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ˌpoʊst ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an era following industrialization:
The economy of the postindustrial society is based on the provision of services rather than on the manufacture of goods.
/ˌpəʊstɪnˈdʌstrɪəl/
adjective
1.
characteristic of, relating to, or denoting work or a society that is no longer based on heavy industry

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