Economic Change Key Definitions

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Globalisation
The process of the world becoming more connected through transport, trade and technology.
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Industrialisation
The development of industry on a large scale.
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Deindustrialisation
Decline in the secondary sector (manufacturing).
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Global superhighway
The name given to the connections created across the world from communication network.
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Communication network
The different ways in which people and places connect across the world e.g. the Internet and mobile phones.
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Automation
The use of machines to replace manpower.
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Primary sector
Extraction of raw materials e.g. cotton farmer.
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Secondary sector
Manufacturing of raw materials into goods or products e.g. clothes factory.
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Tertiary sector
Also known as the "service sector". It sells goods or provides a service to people. E.g. Sports Direct.
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Quaternary sector
This sector focuses on information and communications technology and research and development. Universities are part of this sector. E.g. Instagram.
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Mechanisation
Machines replace the jobs that people used to do.
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The development of industry on a large scale.

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Industrialisation

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Decline in the secondary sector (manufacturing).

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The name given to the connections created across the world from communication network.

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The different ways in which people and places connect across the world e.g. the Internet and mobile phones.

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