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Definition of Modernization

(noun) The process of increasing the specialization and differentiation of social structures.

Modernization Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌmɑdərnəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
      • /ˌmɑdərˌnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /ˌmɒdənʌɪˈzeɪʃn/
      • /ˌmɒdn̩ʌɪˈzeɪʃn/
  • Syllabification: (mod·ern·i·za·tion)

Usage Note

  • Plural: modernizations

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Cite the Definition of Modernization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “modernization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/modernization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

modernization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/modernization/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “modernization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/modernization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“modernization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/modernization/>.