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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modernization, modernisationnoun

    making modern in appearance or behavior

    "the modernization of Nigeria will be a long process"

  2. modernizationnoun

    a modernized version (as of a play)

Wiktionary

  1. modernizationnoun

    the process of modernizing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modernizationnoun

    the act of rendering modern in style; the act or process of causing to conform to modern of thinking or acting

Freebase

  1. Modernization

    Modernization or modernisation refers to a model of an evolutionary transition from a 'pre-modern' or 'traditional' to a 'modern' society. The teleology of modernization is described in social evolutionism theories, existing as a template that has been generally followed by societies that have achieved modernity. While it may theoretically be possible for some societies to make the transition in entirely different ways, there have been no counterexamples provided by reliable sources. Historians link modernization to the processes of urbanization and industrialisation, as well as to the spread of education. As Kendall notes, "Urbanization accompanied modernization and the rapid process of industrialization." In sociological critical theory, modernization is linked to an overarching process of rationalisation. When modernization increases within a society, the individual becomes that much more important, eventually replacing the family or community as the fundamental unit of society. Modernization theory and history have been explicitly used as guides for countries eager to develop rapidly, such as China. Indeed, modernization has been proposed as the most useful framework for World history in China, because as one of the developing countries that started late, "China's modernization has to be based on the experiences and lessons of other countries.".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. modernization

    See military capability.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modernization in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modernization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of modernization in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    We owe it to the American people to ensure that illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes and are serving time in our federal prisons are expeditiously removed from our country as the law requires, this expansion and modernization of the Institutional Hearing Program gives us the tools to continue making Americans safe again in their communities.

  2. David Carr:

    It's been a big change. It's a clear modernization, we come here at least once a month now.

  3. New Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    The new company structure is a first step and the basis for a modernization of VW, for a new and better company.

  4. Premier Li Keqiang:

    In order to defuse problems and risks, avoid falling into the 'middle income trap', and achieve modernization, China must rely on development, and development requires an appropriate growth rate, at the same time, China's economic development has entered a 'new normal'.

  5. Amr Ezzat:

    Any religious modernization will ultimately be against al-Azhar, since it is the conservative fortress in the system.

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