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aggiornamento

[uh-jawr-nuh-men-toh; Italian ahd-jawr-nah-men-taw] /əˌdʒɔr nəˈmɛn toʊ; Italian ɑdˌdʒɔr nɑˈmɛn tɔ/
noun, plural aggiornamenti
[uh-jawr-nuh-men-tee; Italian ahd-jawr-nah-men-tee] /əˌdʒɔr nəˈmɛn ti; Italian ɑdˌdʒɔr nɑˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA)
1.
the act of bringing something up to date to meet current needs.
Origin of aggiornamento
1960-1965
1960-65; < Italian, equivalent to aggiorna(re) to revise, update (ag- ag- + -giornare, verbal derivative of giorno day < Latin diurnus; see adjourn) + -mento -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for aggiornamento

aggiornamento

/addʒornaˈmɛnto/
noun (pl) -ti (-ti)
1.
(RC Church) the process of bringing up to date methods, ideas, etc
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