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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mechanize.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to operation using machinery.
  • adj. Equipped with armoured motor vehicles; compare motorized ("equipped with unarmoured vehicles").

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

  • adj. using vehicles
  • adj. equipped with machinery


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  • Examples from fluorite mining in the Upper Pfalz region of Germany (until 1988) show that even under conditions of extremely high labor costs, as found in German mechanized mining, hand picking plays an important role.

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  • Therefore, certain industries will dedicate full time to resolving the problem of what is left to be mechanized, that is, canecutting.


  • You know, terrorists call mechanized death from 35,000 feet above sea level with a press of a button also terror.

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  • Farmville offers some "mechanized" methods for saving mouseclicks as powerups, but I have resisted the temptation to buy into them.

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  • All this is dwarfed by Fort Stewart's business end — vast motor pools strung along the roads, where the equipment that makes the 3rd ID "mechanized" stands in seemingly endless rows.

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  • In fact, bitter experience has shown that in this kind of mechanized warfare where new weapons are constantly being created by our enemies and by ourselves, the closer we come to the end of the war, the more pressing becomes the need for sustained war production with which to deliver the final blow to the enemy.

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  • But I have just used the word "mechanized", and that is where the catch is.

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  • He also tried, unsuccessfully to be sure, to so organize the teaching process that eventually it could be so "mechanized" that there would be a regular A, B, C, for each type of instruction, which, once learned, would give perfection to a teacher.

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  • But there are a lot of people for whom having some kind of mechanized, vehicular option is not just a matter of preference, but actual necessity.

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