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Vocabulary – Georgia Institute of Technology

Industrial Revolution


Snappy: adjective; Lively or energetic
Industrial Revolution: noun; a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the times.
Mechanical Engineering: noun; a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Philanthropist: noun; one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare
Makeshift: adjective: a usually crude and temporary expedient substitute
Contraption: noun; A mechanical device; a gadget.