ho·​mog·​e·​ni·​za·​tion | \ hō-ˌmä-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce homogenization (audio) , hə- \

Definition of homogenization

1 : the act or process of homogenizing
2 : the quality or state of being homogenized

Examples of homogenization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getxophoto is characterized by the radical defense of public space (both physical and online) as a place for meeting, mutual recognition and as a field for experimentation, play and celebration, in opposition of its homogenization and privatization. Vogue, 27 Apr. 2022 Writing for Der Spiegel, Olesya Khromeychuk, a historian and the director of the Ukrainian Institute London, argues that museums’ homogenization of Ukrainian and Russian cultures gives Putin a leg up in his seeming attempt to resurrect the U.S.S.R. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Apr. 2022 Saint Russia would stand against this baleful homogenization. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 For some commentators, the war reveals both the necessity and resilience of liberal ideals that have been tarnished by association with economic instability, military adventurism, and cultural homogenization. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 25 Mar. 2022 There’s as much of the Automat’s influence in the decorative splendors of modern cinema—in the styles of movies by Wes Anderson and Mel Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich and Elaine May—as in the homogenization of the modern city. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2022 Despite the increasing homogenization of the internet, Facebook content remains remarkably unique. Amelia Tait, Wired, 28 Dec. 2021 Better novels suffer from a certain homogenization or a lack of detail. Madeleine Schwartz, The New York Review of Books, 10 June 2021 Better novels suffer from a certain homogenization or a lack of detail. Madeleine Schwartz, The New York Review of Books, 10 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of homogenization

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homogenization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenization. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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variants: also British homogenisation \ hō-​ˌmäj-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən, hə-​ How to pronounce homogenization (audio) \

Medical Definition of homogenization

1 : the quality or state of being homogenized
2 : the act or process of homogenizing

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