Mechanize Mech"an*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mechanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mechanizing}.] [Cf. F. m['e]chaniser.] 1. To cause to be mechanical. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]

2. To introduce machinery into (a process) in order to reduce human effort or improve uniformity or quality of the result; especially, To cause to be accomplished by a mechanical means which requires little or no human supervision; to automate. [PJC]

3. Hence: (Mil.) To equip (an armed force) with tanks or other vehicles. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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