PRONUNCIATION: (TAY-luh-riz-uhm)

MEANING: noun:
1. A method of analyzing workflow for process optimization. Also known as scientific management.
2. A modified form of Calvinism. Also known as New Haven theology.

ETYMOLOGY: For 1: After mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) who proposed ways to improve efficiency in manufacturing. Earliest documented use: 1884.

For 2: After theologian Nathaniel William Taylor (1786-1858). Earliest documented use: 1928.

JAYLORISM - the belief that incarceration is the cure for all bad behavior

TAYL PRISM - the spectrum-generator at the rear of a boat or airplane

TAYLORISK - to plan carefully so as to ensure an acceptable probability of things going wrong