from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of canalizing.
- n. A system of canals.
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- n. Alternative spelling of canalisation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Construction of, or furnishing with, a canal or canals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The construction of canals, or the establishment of communication by means of canals.
- n. Specifically The conversion of a natural stream or a chain of lakes or marshes into a continuous canal, suitable for navigation, by means of weirs, barrages, locks, short cuttings, etc, Canalized rivers are common in France; in the United States the Monongahela and Kanawha rivers afford instances. The Suez canal is in part the result of the canalization of natural bodies of water. Also spelled canalisation.
- n. In neurology, figuratively, the formation or opening of a path of nervous conduction or nervous discharge.
- n. In surgery, drainage by means of artificially formed channels without the insertion of tubes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. management through specified channels of communication
- n. the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
canalize + -ation (Wiktionary)