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

     

    naturalization

     noun
    (British English also -isation)noun
    BrE BrE//ˌnætʃrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌnætʃrələˈzeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the process of making somebody who was not born in a particular country a citizen of that country naturalization papers (= documents that prove a person has been made a citizen of a country)
  2. 2the process of introducing a plant or an animal to a country where it is not native (4); the process or a plant or an animal starting to grow or live naturally in a country where it is not native (4) the naturalization of garden plants and wild flowers

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