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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.
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- 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.
At its heart was "modernisation" - a term much bandied around by both sides, but with crucially different views as to what it should mean.
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.
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.
This difference is profound: the very word modernisation means one thing in America, another in Britain.
"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."
"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.
Lansley is simply continuing what New Labour started; this is the natural extension of all your 'modernisation' rubbish.
(The matter of 'modernisation' might also be another issue for some.)
Blair's achievements in office were mostly a hangover from those of opposition, of the Labour "modernisation" drive of 1992-6.