Meaning of post-industrial in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpəʊstɪnˈdʌstrɪəl/


  • 1Relating to or denoting an economy which no longer relies on heavy industry.

    ‘a post-industrial society’
    • ‘Part of the answer lies in the nature of economic growth in the post-industrial era, where less labour than one would like to have, is involved in new wealth creating technologies.’
    • ‘The prototypical post-industrial forms of organization are networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and virtual organizations.’
    • ‘The story is the same for other post-industrial economies.’
    • ‘This is the giant unwritten headline of our post-industrial economy.’
    • ‘We went from a producer society, to this - the consumer society: post-industrial ideology.’
    • ‘However, there are signs that in the post-industrial age unemployment in these countries, too, is rapidly taking on more permanent features.’
    • ‘The Salzburg model cities are post-industrial entities - in many cases made by trade, which is now passing them by.’
    • ‘However, the latter growth curve only delinks from the former in a post-industrial economy after having reached a high level of unsustainability.’
    • ‘You are not someone who is a new-age thinker, a post-industrial economist, putting those views.’
    • ‘The prominence of these command and control nodes within a global post-industrial economy is increasingly being linked to discourses of economic efficiency.’
    • ‘In our post-industrial age, would this radical government intervention grind capitalism to a halt?’
    • ‘In fact, a good number of people are considering them vital to a healthy post-industrial economy, as they take the lowest-paid and most menial jobs.’
    • ‘In post-industrial economies population density is further intensified, with ever more immigrants flowing into cities.’
    • ‘Parents came to accept the need for all children in an advanced- or post-industrial economy to remain in school.’
    • ‘The post-industrial economy has created new kinds of low-paid workers for whom the principle of fighting for your rights remains as sound as it ever was.’
    • ‘But the post-industrial core's economy as a whole will continue to be like an airplane with only one working engine.’
    • ‘A constant process of leapfrogging takes place between industrial and post-industrial economies.’
    • ‘In fact, most of the activity in modern post-industrial economies is in the services sector.’
    • ‘The book does not stint on references to early tax rebellions in order to emphasize the post-industrial era.’
    • ‘In post-industrial capitalism, emotion management is commonly performed under economic and business pressures.’
  • 2(of waste or recycled products) consisting of or incorporating material generated during a manufacturing process.

    ‘the company operates its own in-house recycling, converting post-industrial plastic scrap back into feedstock for manufacturing’
    • ‘It is easier to acquire post-industrial materials in bigger quantities.’
    • ‘The recycled content is sourced from post-industrial materials.’
    • ‘They contain 100% recycled fiber from post-consumer and post-industrial materials.’
    • ‘Our employees diverted over 9 million pounds of post-industrial materials from the landfill last year alone.’
    • ‘Projects using post-industrial materials must meet the definition of secondary waste material.’
    • ‘The designs provided higher concentrations of post industrial products while still meeting all quality requirements.’
    • ‘Approximately 12% of the scrap is from post-industrial products such as tube/pipe scrap, machine tailings, and industrial containers.’
    • ‘Many of our products have recycled content that prevents post-consumer or post-industrial products from entering landfills.’
    • ‘Companies can choose to simply throw away this post industrial plastic, where it will languish in the landfills, or sell it to a recycling company.’
    • ‘The company specializes in recycling post-industrial plastic scrap.’