- modernization UK US (UK also modernisation) /ˌmɒdənaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US /ˌmɒdərnəˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U]► the process of starting to use the most recent methods, ideas, equipment, etc. so that something becomes or seems more modern: »
The modernization of the 100-year-old sewage and water systems will cost millions of pounds.»
The property is basically sound, but in need of modernization.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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modernization — modernization, modernization theory A term and approach that came into widespread use in the early 1960s, as a consequence of the efforts by a group of development specialists in the United States to develop an alternative to the Marxist account… … Dictionary of sociology
Modernization — Mod ern*i*za tion, n. The act of rendering modern in style; the act or process of causing to conform to modern of thinking or acting. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
modernization — index development (progression), innovation, renewal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
modernization — (n.) 1770, from MODERNIZE (Cf. modernize) + ATION (Cf. ation) … Etymology dictionary
modernization — (Amer.) modÂ·ernÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€šmÉ‘dÉ™rnÉ™Éª zeÉªÊƒn /â€šmÉ’dna n. advancement; process of becoming modern (also modernisation) … English contemporary dictionary
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modernization — UK [ˌmɒdə(r)naɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌmɑdərnɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms modernization : singular modernization plural modernizations the process of modernizing something … English dictionary
modernization — noun Modernization is used before these nouns: ↑programme … Collocations dictionary
modernization — mod|ern|i|za|tion [ ,madərnı zeıʃn ] noun count or uncount the process of modernizing something: an ambitious modernization program … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English