homogenization

noun

ho·​mog·​e·​ni·​za·​tion hō-ˌmä-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce homogenization (audio)
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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 Some critics argue this homogenization dilutes the uniqueness of individual brands. John Hall, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 This homogenization is not only in crop types, but in ideas, leadership, and the flow of capital. Danielle Nierenberg, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 But video games are hardly pernicious agents of global homogenization. Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2016 For better or possibly worse, that’s gone the way of homogenization. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 Colorado and Idaho represent two poles of state-level political homogenization. Nicholas Riccardi, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2023 Over the past century, the U.S. has lost a rich variety of living options because of the homogenization of zoning policies that prioritize single-family housing, as well as developers’ desire to have inexpensive and easily replicated building plans. Jeff Kruth, Fortune, 6 June 2023 The decline of matrilineal social structures in parts of Southern India in favor of more conventional national implicit or explicit patrlineage is part of the horizontal homogenization through space which is concomitant with the vertical integration of values across class lines. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 1 Oct. 2010 At this point this genetic island would then start to shift toward homogenization of allele frequencies across these populations because of continuous gene flow. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homogenization was in 1908

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“Homogenization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenization. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

homogenization

noun
ho·​mog·​e·​ni·​za·​tion
variants also British homogenisation
1
: the quality or state of being homogenized
2
: the act or process of homogenizing

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