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Meaning of Luddite

Lud•dite

Pronunciation: (lud'īt), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of any of various bands of workers in England (1811–16) organized to destroy manufacturing machinery, under the belief that its use diminished employment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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