commonization

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

Definition of commonization

plural commonizations
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 ClevelandAutomotive Design & ProductionNovember 2006
  • In his work, he meets with people from other companies and contributes to “commonization” of job descriptions and the like.
  • —Craig WolfThe Poughkeepsie (New York) Journal6 Sept. 1999
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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