Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To package (cargo) in large standardized containers for efficient shipping and handling.
  • intransitive verb To adapt (an industry or shipping operation) to the use of such containers.
  • intransitive verb To convert to the use of containerized cargo.

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  • verb to transport cargo in large, standard containers
  • verb to modify a ship or industry to use such containers

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  • verb package in a container

Etymologies

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container +‎ -ize

Examples

  • "containerize" numerous smaller objects into fewer large objects on ingest; a more flexible and systematic approach is required for SDR 2.0, however, and SDR 2. 0's design places a premium on introducing a full storage abstraction and management service, engineered to optimize throughput to different subsystems (disk, tape or cloud-based) while isolating SDR's higher-level functions from changes and operations in the storage layer.

    D-Lib Magazine

  • Plus, as even the most gullible among us is aware, garbage stinks—no matter how much you "mitigate" or "containerize" it.

    Wading Into a Waste Case

  • The reason for the partnership on Hulu is traditional media companies suck at internet ventures and have lost tons of money — trying to containerize/share the infrastructure expense and dodge the political bullet if it blows up (again) seem to be the reasons for Hulu.

    NBC Bails on iTunes

  • When assembled at the port, the main load included 175 military containers (at an average weight of 25,000 pounds each); thirty-eight shrink-wrapped helicopters (with detached rotors); a handful of extra trucks, trailers, and Humvees; and an additional 305 miscellaneous items too big to containerize.

    Peace is Hell

  • When assembled at the port, the main load included 175 military containers (at an average weight of 25,000 pounds each); thirty-eight shrink-wrapped helicopters (with detached rotors); a handful of extra trucks, trailers, and Humvees; and an additional 305 miscellaneous items too big to containerize.

    Peace is Hell

  • You can containerize, load balance, failover and replicate as a result of that separation.

    Forbes.com: News

  • You can containerize, load balance, failover and replicate as a result of that separation.

    Forbes.com: News

  • For example, when we recognize a dollar on a UPS system sale, we can magnify that UPS revenue to $4 to $5, when we containerize the UPS and integrate it with a diesel generator, switching fabric, monitoring software et cetera.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • You can containerize, load balance, failover and replicate as a result of that separation.

    Forbes.com: News

  • You can containerize, load balance, failover and replicate as a result of that separation.

    Forbes.com: News

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