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  • n. Alternative spelling of modernization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Modernization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See modernization, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making modern in appearance or behavior


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  • Cameron's reliance on Blair also extended to using the word modernisation repeatedly as opposed to reorganisation or reform.

    The Guardian World News

  • At its heart was "modernisation" - a term much bandied around by both sides, but with crucially different views as to what it should mean.

    The Guardian World News

  • Senior coalition members admit they have been forced on the defensive by claims that ministers did not know whether the modernisation was a revolution or an evolution of plans set in train by Blair's health secretaries.

    NHS cuts: Scale of shakeup took No 10 by surprise

  • He thought he could play it his way: tell America God's word and God's will, uncompromised by so-called modernisation and the we-know-best presumption that was political correctness.

    Not the End of the World

  • This difference is profound: the very word modernisation means one thing in America, another in Britain.

    New Statesman

  • "We believe changes and modernisation is long overdue and it should be implemented jointly with the spirit of industrial relations, whereas Royal Mail want to impose changes and so-called modernisation by diktat."

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "Not just the degradation of this beautiful heritage precinct, which has the finest art deco buildings in the world, the so-called modernisation will increase congestion with hundreds of cars plying on the narrow roads," said Shyam Chainani, an environmentalist.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Lansley is simply continuing what New Labour started; this is the natural extension of all your 'modernisation' rubbish.

    The NHS deserves better than government meddling | David Miliband

  • (The matter of 'modernisation' might also be another issue for some.)

    'Modern' Arabic typefaces

  • Blair's achievements in office were mostly a hangover from those of opposition, of the Labour "modernisation" drive of 1992-6.

    Simon Jenkins: Toasting Tony


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