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kaizen

[kahy-zen] /kaɪˈzɛn/
noun
1.
a business philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis, as to improve productivity.
2.
an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement.
Origin
< Japanese: literally, ‘continuous improvement’
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British Dictionary definitions for kaizen

kaizen

/kaɪˈzɛn/
noun
1.
a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques
Word Origin
literally: improvement
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Contemporary definitions for kaizen
noun

Japanese for continuous and incremental improvement, a business philosophy about working practices and efficiency; improvement in productivity or performance

Word Origin

Japanese 'change for the better'

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