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v. con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing, con·tain·er·iz·es
1. To package (cargo) in large standardized containers for efficient shipping and handling.
2. To adapt (an industry or shipping operation) to the use of such containers.
To convert to the use of containerized cargo.
con·tain′er·i·za′tion (-tā′nər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
con•tain•er•i•za•tion(kənˌteɪ nər əˈzeɪ ʃən)
shipping freight in large standardized, sealed containers whose contents do not have to be unloaded at each point of transfer.
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The use of containers to unitize cargo for transportation, supply, and storage. Containerization incorporates supply, transportation, packaging, storage, and security together with visibility of container and its contents into a distribution system from source to user. See also container.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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containerization[kənˌteɪnəraɪˈzeɪʃ/ən] n → containerizzazione f
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