mod·​ern·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌmä-dər-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce modernization (audio) \

Definition of modernization

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

Examples of modernization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Webster wrote that management disagreed with the recommendation to replace the tray management system, as the Baltimore facility was at the top of the list for a USPS modernization plan. Sanya Kamidi,, 21 Dec. 2021 Technology modernization, operational and financial improvement, and the delivery of high-quality care were just some of the goals for Bassett’s decision to collaborate with Optum, explained Ibrahim. Seth Joseph, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 An information technology modernization project eight years behind schedule exacerbated the situation, leaving claimants reliant on physical mail and call centers that a recent audit found were still only answering 12% of calls. CBS News, 25 Nov. 2021 Each team was to imagine a unique modernization of Santa’s sleigh — with coffee being the cake flavor. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Dec. 2021 This pleasant but unexciting modernization of A Midsummer Night’s Dream got lost in the early 2000s’ teen-comedy craze. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 2 Dec. 2021 The US Commerce Department on Wednesday added a dozen Chinese companies to a trade blacklist, saying that some of the firms have supported the modernization of China's army. Jill Disis And Kylie Atwood, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Brainard's portfolio has focused on climate change and its threat to financial stability, along with the modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act., 5 Nov. 2021 Her wide-ranging portfolio includes a focus on climate change and the modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of modernization

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2022

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“Modernization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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