Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To equip with machinery.
  • transitive verb To equip (a military unit) with motor vehicles, such as tanks and trucks.
  • transitive verb To make automatic or unspontaneous; render routine or monotonous.
  • transitive verb To produce by or as if by machines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render mechanical; bring into the form of mechanism; form mechanically; bring into a mechanical state or condition.

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

  • transitive verb To cause to be mechanical.
  • transitive verb To introduce machinery into (a process) in order to reduce human effort or improve uniformity or quality of the result
  • transitive verb (Mil.) To equip (an armed force) with tanks or other vehicles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To equip something with machinery.
  • verb To equip a military unity with tanks and other armed vehicles.
  • verb To make something routine, automatic or monotonous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make monotonous; make automatic or routine
  • verb make mechanical
  • verb equip with armed and armored motor vehicles

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Examples

  • Whether in the long run we should go onto mechanize is a question on which I do not wish to dogmatize, but I am certain that the improvement of agriculture in Asia should start with the extension of modern science to agriculture, rather than with mechanization.

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  • Unfortunately, Python's "mechanize" library is not as well developed as I would like to see it.

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  • Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.

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  • The totalitarian system in the period of modern technical development can dispense with such men; thanks to modern methods of communication, it is possible to mechanize the lower leadership.

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  • Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.

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  • Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.

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  • The notorious fact-checkers of The New Yorker are irritating not only because they often prove how fallible are our memories, but because they seem to mechanize what ought to be a natural, unmediated, fast-moving process.

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  • Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.

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  • The notorious fact-checkers of The New Yorker are irritating not only because they often prove how fallible are our memories, but because they seem to mechanize what ought to be a natural, unmediated, fast-moving process.

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  • Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.

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