Definition of factory system in English:

factory system

noun

historical
  • The production of manufactured goods on a large scale using machines in factories, introduced in Britain in the late 18th century.

    ‘the factory system became the dominant form of industrial organization throughout the 19th century’
    • ‘The spread of industry, or machinery, or steam power, or the factory system itself was erratic.’
    • ‘The domestic system of textiles production gave way rapidly to a factory system.’
    • ‘However, his greatest criticism of the new factory system was directed towards the exploitation of children.’
    • ‘The industrial revolution and the emergence of the factory system resulted in fundamental changes in society and in the nature of work itself.’
    • ‘Arkwright is considered to be the father of Britain's factory system.’