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 After a terrible year for independent artists and companies, this monopolization of the tech sector, and the concomitant homogenization of culture, is going to gather steam. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Monopolization Is Killing Art," 22 Dec. 2020 The homogenization of the arts happened slowly, then all at once, over the course of my lifetime. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Monopolization Is Killing Art," 22 Dec. 2020 This homogenization of the arts is a refutation of the idea that capitalism produces true competition. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Monopolization Is Killing Art," 22 Dec. 2020 As Coppoletta puts it, the result is a homogenization of the landscape. Ula Chrobak, Scientific American, "Severe Wildfires Raise the Chance for Future Monstrous Blazes," 24 Nov. 2020 Decades later, the ill effects of an overindustrialized food supply are evident in the dramatic rise in obesity and diseases linked to the homogenization of our diet. New York Times, "The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu," 4 Dec. 2020 If hurricanes increase in intensity as predicted, Aronson says, the study suggests there may be more genetic homogenization among some marine animals that would otherwise remain in isolated populations. Stephenie Livingston, Scientific American, "Storm-Surfing Parasites Spread Widely," 20 Oct. 2020 Creating the appellation system could be a way to fend off such homogenization. Marcus Crowder, SFChronicle.com, "New appellations would celebrate individual terroir of cannabis strains," 22 Sep. 2020 So writes Darran Anderson, lamenting the homogenization of urban spaces for The Atlantic. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Ikea promises ‘democratic’ design. Has its Virgil Abloh collaboration lived up?," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of homogenization

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jan 2021

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“Homogenization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenization. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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