fordize

transitive verb, often capitalized
ford·​ize | \ -ˌdīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of fordize

1 : to standardize in the interests of efficiency and mass production fordize a plant fordize the cotton industry
2a : to organize and control (people or their work) as if on an assembly line the medical profession cannot be fordized until human beings become robots— E. H. Cary an attempt to fordize high-school education— H. R. Linville
b : to deprive of individuality can we fordize our minds as well as our motors— Glenn Frank

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History and Etymology for fordize

Henry Ford + English -ize

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“Fordize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fordize. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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