from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To equip with machinery: mechanize a factory.
- transitive v. To equip (a military unit) with motor vehicles, such as tanks and trucks.
- transitive v. To make automatic or unspontaneous; render routine or monotonous.
- transitive v. To produce by or as if by machines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To equip something with machinery.
- v. To equip a military unity with tanks and other armed vehicles.
- v. To make something routine, automatic or monotonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to be mechanical.
- transitive v. To introduce machinery into (a process) in order to reduce human effort or improve uniformity or quality of the result
- transitive v. To equip (an armed force) with tanks or other vehicles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render mechanical; bring into the form of mechanism; form mechanically; bring into a mechanical state or condition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make monotonous; make automatic or routine
- v. make mechanical
- v. equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
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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.
Unfortunately, Python's "mechanize" library is not as well developed as I would like to see it.
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.
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.
Ironically, while these proponents all think that inquiry and creativity are new skills, most want to mechanize their teaching.
“We decided to develop the technology to mechanize not just a hand, but individual fingers,” he said.
Taxes on labor encourage firms to outsource, mechanize, and squeeze more productivity out of each labor-hour.
First grab the tools you need to run Acire: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install quickly bzr python-mechanize python-gtksourceview2
Better, it seems to me, would be to mechanize (and thus standardize) the most common judgment calls such as whether a pitch is in the strike zone, and whether a runner was tagged before his foot touched the base.
In that same vein, if you are an American company that can't innovate, mechanize and pay workers a livable wage to produce your product, perhaps you shouldn't be in business.