verb[with object] (usually be routinized)
Make (something) into a matter of routine; subject to a routine: communication was routinized to ensure consistency of information
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- In the end, the shuttle was supposed to ‘revolutionize transportation into near space, by routinizing it,’ in President Nixon's awkward phrase.
- ‘It's very routinized, high-surveillance work,’ says Scarbrough of the Economic and Social Research Council.
- In the long run, office machines may have routinized clerical work, but in their early years, the skills demanded by the typewriter and adding machines were new and challenging.
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- Weber saw routinization and mechanization as ultimately destructive, that is, as eroding the spirit and capacity for spontaneous action.
- It also refers to the routinization of ways in which environmentalism is incorporated in a variety of social interactions.
- Its vast increase in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and its routinization in the eighteenth occurred in tandem with the growth of the state and the economy.
Pronunciation: /-ˌtēnəˈzāSHən, ˌro͞otn-ə-/noun
Definition of routinize in:
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