transitive verb

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

Word History


Henry Ford + English -ize

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“Fordize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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