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



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌfɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrmələˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the act of making an arrangement, a plan or a relationship official the formalization of business relationships
  2. 2the act of giving something a fixed structure or form by introducing rules the formalization of decision-making