kaizen

[kahy-zen]

noun

a business philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis, as to improve productivity.
an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement.

Nearby words

  1. kaiser roll,
  2. kaiser, henry john,
  3. kaiserism,
  4. kaisership,
  5. kaiserslautern,
  6. kajaani,
  7. kajar,
  8. kak,
  9. kaka,
  10. kaka beak

Origin of kaizen

< Japanese: literally, ‘continuous improvement’

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British Dictionary definitions for kaizen

kaizen

noun

a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques

Word Origin for kaizen

literally: improvement

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