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  • n. The use of machinery to replace human or animal labour, especially in agriculture and industry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of mechanizing.
  • n. Causing to be performed by machines, especially by a highly technical implementation, usually involving electronic hardware.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of having a highly technical implementation
  • n. the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware


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  • The Depression and World War II delayed the mechanization of the farms here, and one of the first disciplines imposed on me was that of a teamster. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008