Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of mechanizing.
  • noun Causing to be performed by machines, especially by a highly technical implementation, usually involving electronic hardware.

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  • noun The use of machinery to replace human or animal labour, especially in agriculture and industry.

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  • noun the condition of having a highly technical implementation
  • noun the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware

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Examples

  • Why did our South lag so long in mechanization (hint: slavery?)

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  • Such machines are introduced, however, only when the cost of mechanization is lower than the anticipated costs of paying migrants to do the same work.

    In the Strawberry Fields

  • On the contrary, James A. Levine and his colleagues maintain "that to reverse the energetic impact of mechanization is readily within the grasp of all of us" — by adding more physical activity, such as walking, to our daily lives. "

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  • On the contrary, James A. Levine and his colleagues maintain "that to reverse the energetic impact of mechanization is readily within the grasp of all of us" — by adding more physical activity, such as walking, to our daily lives. "

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  • On the contrary, James A. Levine and his colleagues maintain "that to reverse the energetic impact of mechanization is readily within the grasp of all of us" — by adding more physical activity, such as walking, to our daily lives. "

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  • On the contrary, James A. Levine and his colleagues maintain "that to reverse the energetic impact of mechanization is readily within the grasp of all of us" — by adding more physical activity, such as walking, to our daily lives. "

    11.03

  • But it's done what it's called mechanization, as opposed to Mexicanization.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2005

  • He felt the security and prosperity resulting from "mechanization" now gives people the time to reflect on the preciousness of nature and to learn more about what happens there.

    Utah Lawmaker: Just Vote No to Wolves

  • He felt the security and prosperity resulting from "mechanization" now gives people the time to reflect on the preciousness of nature and to learn more about what happens there.

    Utah Lawmaker: Just Vote No to Wolves

  • What kind of mechanization would have been possible if all we had were small landowners?

    Fidel Castro Present at Special Assembly Meeting

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  • The Depression and World War II delayed the mechanization of the farms here, and one of the first disciplines imposed on me was that of a teamster. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008