ag·​gior·​na·​men·​to | \ ə-ˌjȯr-nə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce aggiornamento (audio) \
plural aggiornamentos

Definition of aggiornamento

: a bringing up to date : modernization dedicated to the aggiornamento of the church

Examples of aggiornamento in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That 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, "The Natural Evolution of Language Is Not ‘Cultural Appropriation’," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of aggiornamento

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aggiornamento

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

Note: 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.

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“Aggiornamento.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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