Definition of mechanize in English:

mechanize

Line breaks: mech|an¦ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛk(ə)nʌɪz
 
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(also mechanise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Introduce machines or automatic devices into (a process or place): the farm was mechanized in the 1950s
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    • The South African asbestos trade responded to the post-war boom by initiating and extending underground workings, and by centralizing and mechanizing the refining process.
    • Thanks to information technology, wine analysis is today much more sophisticated than could have been imagined even a decade ago, and there have even been attempts to mechanize the process of tasting.
    • The mining process is more mechanized than that at most Brazilian gem mines.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1 (usually as adjective mechanized) Equip (a military force) with modern weapons and vehicles: the units comprised tanks and mechanized infantry
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    • Armor platoon members can relate to logistics problems when attached to an infantry or mechanized task force not familiar with supporting armor units.
    • An influential subset of armoured warfare, rather than a distinct doctrine in its own right, it combined the use of tanks, mechanized infantry, and air power, often with special forces.
    • Scout platoons are a recon and security element of a maneuver battalion (infantry, mechanized, tank, or cavalry).
  • 1.2Make mechanical in character: public virtue cannot be mechanized or formulated
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    • His colleagues at the Pentagon asked him to take on the job of mechanizing the planning process.

Derivatives

mechanization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • Excess labour will be displaced by mechanization.
  • But mechanization did more than put artisans out of work.
  • In fact, the distilling industry had already undergone mechanization in the production process during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

mechanizer

noun
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  • The Stations also trained farm workers and mechanizers and taught them how to use the machines properly: this is another area of experience that may be useful to the developing countries.
  • A hundred thousand young mechanizers, tractor operators, agritechnicians and party functionaries moved to Kazakhstan.
  • ‘Woman is the creator and fosterer of life; man has been the mechanizer and destroyer of life,’ anthropologist Ashley Montagu once said.

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