commonization

noun com·mon·i·za·tion \ˌkämənə̇ˈzāshən, -ˌnīˈz-\

Definition of commonization

plural

commonizations

  1. 1 :  the act of making something common, standard, or universal :  the act of commonizing something Commonization of designs can save development time and money and reduce manufacturing costs, as well as customer service and inventory costs. — John Cleveland, Automotive Design & Production, November 2006 In his work, he meets with people from other companies and contributes to “commonization” of job descriptions and the like. — Craig Wolf, The Poughkeepsie (New York) Journal, 6 Sept. 1999

  2. 2 grammar :  the formation or development of a common noun, a common adjective, or a verb from a proper noun (as mercury, quixotic, to boycott)

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First Known Use of commonization

1899


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