the act or process of causing a task to be performed or operated by machinery: The mechanization of cinnamon processing has also solved health and sanitation issues plaguing the industry.
the act or process of introducing machines into an industry or other area of activity in order to replace human labor: Hay loaders are another example of the increasing mechanization of agriculture.
the act or process of subordinating the spiritual to the material, or of explaining something totally in terms of material forces: There is a vague unease with the artificiality of technology, with its imperialistic mechanization of a world from which we ourselves feel strangely alien.
- Also especially British, mech·a·ni·sa·tion .
- an·ti·mech·a·ni·za·tion, noun
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How to use mechanization in a sentence
This happened in part because of improvements in mechanization, including the gas tractor.
When mechanization overtakes basic human traits, people lose the ability to reproduce.
In terms of how much mechanization has changed our work, it’s been like going from the Model T to the Tesla, but in a much shorter time.The machines that get walnuts from trees to your mouth | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The workers got a wage increase after the strike, but mechanization of the process ended up eliminating many laborers’ jobs.These Latinas Were Pioneers for Workers' Rights in the U.S. Here Are 2 You Should Have Learned About in School | Video by Arpita Aneja | December 1, 2020 | Time
I think the century of the self has provided us with this: the mechanization of celebrity, the artist as a public collage.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru | Andrew Romano | December 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The mechanization of society leads, inevitably, to a militant society.Ken Kesey’s Wars: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” at 50 | Nathaniel Rich | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The mechanization of economics had become a common possession for everybody.The New Society | Walther Rathenau
I have so greatly ventured because I have at length solved the final step in the mechanization of the world.Astounding Stories, July, 1931 | Various
Work was being done by a puzzling combination of mechanization and musclepower.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
But mechanization is not of necessity all there is to habit.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
The mechanization of nature is the condition of a practical and progressive idealism in action.Reconstruction in Philosophy | John Dewey