the act or process of making or becoming up-to-date, or the state of being up-to-date or modern:Los Angeles is investing billions in the first major modernization at LAX since the 1984 Olympics.
- Also especially British, mod·er·ni·sa·tion .
- an·ti·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun
- o·ver·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun
- re·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun
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How to use modernization in a sentence
Unveiled a few weeks ago but not yet fully rolled out, Soltero’s effort to modernize and better integrate all the apps is called Google Workspace.Why everyone’s so angry about Google’s new app icons | Aaron Pressman | October 30, 2020 | Fortune
So kudos to Congresswoman Eshoo for legislation to modernize our laws and put in place safeguards to ensure that the internet stays on when we need it most.Representatives propose bill limiting presidential internet ‘kill switch’ | Devin Coldewey | October 22, 2020 | TechCrunch
In so doing, the PRO Act would modernize federal labor laws.Why stronger labor unions would speed up America’s post-COVID recovery | matthewheimer | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Certainly, their plan to modernize the power grid and secure the city’s electricity supply against the effects of climate change come as great news for real estate developers, bankers, construction owners, and contracting crews.Pepco plan will support jobs, generate $390 million in economic activity | Kevin D. Anderson | October 1, 2020 | Washington Blade
As far as we can see, there’s a lot of positive energy there, to make this investment and to modernize factories.
Despite recent attempts at democracy and modernization, Sark is full of quirks befitting its history.
As tourists pour in from around the world, the newly-formed democracy is trying to balance growth and modernization with heritage.
Nearly half a mile down the mountain, the city of Medellín has its sights set on the future—on modernization, on redemption.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens | Jeff Campagna | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The palace is a place where, for all the laudible efforts at modernization and innovation, convention is still king.Who Would Want To Be A Royal Princess? Not Cressida Bonas... | Tom Sykes | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He spent his weekends and holidays cleaning the facilities and attending to equipment modernization.
Brioude has to a great extent escaped modernization and still has many old houses and fountains.
This is a fine study of an ancient heliolithic culture breaking up under modernization.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
At Ise there is so much money,—such enormous hotels,—such modernization: the place did not feel holy to me, as Kizuki did.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 | Elizabeth Bisland
It has undergone a complete modernization, and a new roof has just now been put up.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide | Thomas Bellamy
Japan has come very far along material modernization; she has virtually stepped up to the front rank of nations.The Pacific Triangle | Sydney Greenbie