transitive verb, often capitalized ford·ize \-ˌdīz\

Definition of fordize


  1. 1 :  to standardize in the interests of efficiency and mass production fordize a plant fordize the cotton industry

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of fordize

Henry Ford + English -ize

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to cast off or become cast off

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