Definition of mediatization in English:


(also mediatisation, media-tisation, media-tization)

Pronunciation /ˌmiːdɪətʌɪˈzeɪʃn/


  • 1historical In Germany under the Holy Roman Empire: the action of reducing a prince or state in position or power; the condition of being mediatized.

  • 2More generally: reduction in power or effect by the interposition of a mediating agent, or as a function of a medium of transmission; the action or process of making something indirect in its application.

  • 3Specifically. The action or process whereby the mass media comes to control or affect something.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review.