[ mek-uh-nahy-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

Origin of mechanization

  • Also especially British, mech·a·ni·sa·tion .

Other words from mechanization

  • an·ti·mech·a·ni·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby mechanization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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