[ mod-er-nahy-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of modernization

  • Also especially British, mod·er·ni·sa·tion .

Other words from modernization

  • an·ti·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun
  • o·ver·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun
  • re·mod·er·ni·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby modernization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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