Industrial revolution is defined as the changes in manufacturing and transportation that began with fewer things being made by hand but instead made using machines in larger-scale factories.
An example of the industrial revolution was the era of making yarn with a “Spinning Jenny” instead of spinning one spool at a time.
[ofteni- r-] the change in social and economic organization resulting from the replacement of hand tools by machine and power tools and the development of factories and large-scale industrial production: applied to this development in England from about 1760 and to later changes in other countries
also Industrial Revolution
The complex of radical socioeconomic changes, such as the ones that took place in England in the late 1700s, that are brought about when extensive mechanization of production systems results in a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production.