mar·​ket·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌmär-kə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce marketization (audio) \

Definition of marketization

: the act or process of entering into, participating in, or introducing a free market economy

Examples of marketization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moral clarity of Debs’s caliber is in desperately short supply today, and the marketization of our political imagination—the reduction of politics to a marketplace of domination and defeat—is a big part of the reason why. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "Making Life Cheap," 18 May 2020 Indeed, the marketization of the sport has already hurt many of them. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "How to Pay College Athletes Without Ruining NCAA Sports," 31 Mar. 2018 It has been hollowed out by decades of outsourcing and marketization. Pankaj Mishra, New York Times, "The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn and the Death Throes of Neoliberalism," 20 June 2017 Since the collapse of the USSR and the marketization of the People’s Republic of China, the true opposition has been obscured, and fascism has stepped in to fill the gap as liberalism’s sparring partner. Malcolm Harris, New Republic, "A French Philosopher Considers the Kids," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of marketization

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Marketization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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