Definition of idealization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

idealization

 noun
(British English also -isation)noun
BrE BrE//aɪˌdiːəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˌdiːələˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the act of considering or representing somebody/something as being perfect or better than they really are the idealization of a past golden age