Definition of modernization in English:


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(also British modernisation)
  • The process of adapting something to modern needs or habits.

    ‘the industry is undergoing modernization’
    • ‘kitchen and bathroom modernizations’
    • ‘The exhibition contains various photographic reports of the incomplete nature of global modernization.’
    • ‘The casino boss is embroiled in his own struggle against modernization.’
    • ‘Modernism in the simplest terms would be modernization of our life or of society.’
    • ‘The most difficult aspect of the project was to make the modernization nearly invisible within the historic fabric.’
    • ‘By tying to reach a level of Western-oriented modernization, we are destroying the continuity of our own tradition.’
    • ‘Perhaps the mistake is to think that modernization necessarily equals high-rise architecture.’
    • ‘Wresting a few coals from the fires of modernization, it suggests a way modern audio-visual technologies can link the past with the homogenizing present.’
    • ‘It ends optimistically with the message that modernization will succeed.’
    • ‘Embedded in this way of doing art history, is an ideological text wherein the wounds of modernization are healed by the subliminal operation of cultural memory.’
    • ‘These issues concern land and hunting rights, commercial exploitation, and the negative impact of modernization and integration on their culture.’



/ˌmädərnəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɑdərnəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌmädərˌnīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɑdərˌnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/