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westernization

[ wes-ter-nahy-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌwɛs tər naɪˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the process of adopting, or of influencing others to adopt, ideas and practices characteristic of Europe and North America:Once preferred by most women in India, the sari became less popular due to westernization, with young women now preferring other attire such as skirts or pants.

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Also especially British, west·ern·i·sa·tion .

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