aggiornamento

noun ag·gior·na·men·to \ ə-ˌjȯr-nə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aggiornamento

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

Origin and Etymology of 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
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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