: a bringing up to date : modernizationdedicated to the aggiornamento of the church
Examples of aggiornamento in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThat their creations became widespread isn’t a sign of malevolent word-stealing but of the interconnectedness of American society and the aggiornamento of American English.
Alec Dent, National Review, 3 Sep. 2019
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borrowed from Italian, from aggiornare "to bring up to date" (from a-, verbal prefix — going back to Latin ad-ad- — + giorno "day," going back to Late Latin diurnum, from neuter of Latin diurnus "daily") + -mento-ment — more at diurnal entry 1
Italian aggiornare in the sense "postpone, defer" is attested earlier than in the sense "bring up to date" and is probably a loan from French ajourner, itself in this sense dependent on English adjourn; likewise aggiornamento was probably a loan from French ajournement.