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



(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɒdənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːdərnəˈzeɪʃn//
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the process of making a system, methods, etc. more modern and more suitable for use at the present time In 1955 the railways' modernization programme was drawn up.