Dictionary.com

financialization

[ fi-nan-shuh-luh-zey-shuhn, fahy‐ ]
/ fɪˈnæn ʃə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, faɪ‐ /
Save This Word!

noun

an increase in the role of financial institutions, markets, and executives in a nation’s economy, and its subsequent dominance over the traditional economics of industry and agriculture: The forces of modern financialization have become irresistible.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of financialization

First recorded in 1970–75; financial + -ization
fi·nan·cial·ize, verb (used with or without object), fi·nan·cial·ized, fi·nan·cial·iz·ing.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Learn A New Word Right Now!