con·​tain·​er·​i·​za·​tion kən-ˌtā-nə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce containerization (audio)
: a shipping method in which a large amount of material (such as merchandise) is packaged into large standardized containers

Examples of containerization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crisis of the 1970s sped containerization and spurred regional and multilateral trade liberalization. Harold James, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 There’s still no trash containerization, but that’s up to the Department of Sanitation rather than the DOT (and Jessica Tisch is at least talking the talk over there). Curbed, 18 July 2023 The move is part of a recent push to implement containerization citywide, which would be one of the most effective ways to mitigate New York’s out-of-control rat problem. Curbed, 18 May 2023 The site for the new construction was London’s West India Docks, which was once the largest port in the world but had been hollowed out by containerization. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 19 June 2023 That was one reason my article on containerization got so much attention — if people in New York aren’t obsessed with trash, they are obsessed with parking. Josh Ocampo, New York Times, 8 June 2023 The concept, known as trash containerization, seems simple enough: Get trash off the streets and into containers. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, 3 May 2023 As part of containerization, city officials want to eventually require businesses to place their trash in sealed containers. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, 3 May 2023 One of the largest containerization experiments the city has embarked upon is happening in Queens. Diana Budds, Curbed, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of containerization was in 1956

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“Containerization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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