mod·​ern·​i·​za·​tion ˌmä-dər-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce modernization (audio)
: the act of modernizing : the state of being modernized
: something modernized : a modernized version

Examples of modernization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, a Chinese state-back company completed the modernization of the port of Santiago de Cuba with a Chinese government $120 million loan to Cuba. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 2 July 2024 Paris Hilton testifies before Congress Paris Hilton testified on Wednesday before the House Ways and Means committee about the modernization of the country's foster care system. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 27 June 2024 The Curve is a non-profit that supports the modernization of policing strategy and leadership. Stephanie Lam, The Mercury News, 22 June 2024 The author… Evening Chats In Beijing For anyone who thinks China's path to economic modernization is likely to be smooth, this important volume should be required reading. Donald S. Zagoria, Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for modernization 

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of modernization was in 1770

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Cite this Entry

“Modernization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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