modernization

noun mod·ern·i·za·tion \ ˌmä-dər-nə-ˈzā-shən \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of modernization

1 : the act of modernizing : the state of being modernized
2 : something modernized : a modernized version

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1770

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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