homogenization

noun
ho·​mog·​e·​ni·​za·​tion | \hō-ˌmä-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən, hə-\

Definition of homogenization 

1 : the act or process of homogenizing

2 : the quality or state of being homogenized

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Unfortunately, too many people in and out of politics have too much riding on the Balkanization of America as a path to social justice and ideological homogenization. WSJ, "There Are Reasons for Using Identity Politics," 3 June 2018 Familiarity, however, isn't the same as homogenization. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Pose': TV Review," 22 May 2018 But consumers also play a role in the homogenization of the culture and the landscape. Steve Lopez, latimes.com, "A beloved taco joint run by an 81-year-old matriarch may get crushed to make way for Chipotle," 5 May 2018 China may well prove the exception, because their political (rather than commercial) control of data allows the country to enforce more political homogenization. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”," 24 Apr. 2018 Is there anything wrong with this push toward functional homogenization? Sam Evans-brown, Slate Magazine, "The Vultures Will Inherit the Earth," 26 Oct. 2017 However, the boom of Common Projects also led to a homogenization of upscale low-profile sneakers. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Larry David's Sneakers Are the Next Wave of the Ugly Sneaker Trend," 1 Oct. 2017 However Davis, who still listens to every song on the Billboard Top 100 weekly, says he is concerned about the increasing homogenization of music. Rhonda Richford, Billboard, "Clive Davis Talks Whitney Houston Documentary, Working With Apple," 8 Sep. 2017 That's because its franchisees are encouraged to buck the typical chain model of homogenization. Jeannette Lee Falsey, Alaska Dispatch News, "At some Alaska chain restaurants, finding local flair in national brands," 3 Sep. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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homogenization

noun
ho·​mog·​e·​ni·​za·​tion
variants: also British homogenisation \hō-​ˌmäj-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən, hə-​ \

Medical Definition of homogenization 

1 : the quality or state of being homogenized

2 : the act or process of homogenizing

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