mechanization mechanization n. 1. The act or process of mechanizing. [PJC]

2. Causing to be performed by machines, especially by a highly technical implementation, usually involving electronic hardware; as, the mechanization of a manufacturing process.

Syn: automation, mechanisation, high technology, high-tech. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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