the process of assimilation, by a society, of the customs and practices of western culture

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  • Westernization — or occidentalization (from occident, see ) is a process whereby societies come under or adopt the Western culture in such matters as industry, technology, law, politics, economics, lifestyle, diet, language, alphabet, religion or values.… …   Wikipedia

  • westernization — 1873, noun of action from westernize (see WEST (Cf. west)). Earliest reference is to Japan. [The mikado s] late rapid and radical progress in westernization (to evolve a word that the Japanese will need) justifies great expectations of him.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • westernization — [[t]we̱stə(r)naɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT The westernization of a country, place, or person is the process of them adopting ideas and behaviour that are typical of Europe and North America, rather than preserving the ideas and behaviour… …   English dictionary

  • westernization — westernize (also westernise) ► VERB ▪ bring or come under the influence of the cultural, economic, or political systems of Europe and North America. DERIVATIVES westernization noun westernizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • westernization — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1873 conversion to or adoption of western traditions or techniques …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • westernization — See westernize. * * * …   Universalium

  • westernization — n. adopting the characteristics of North American or European culture ideas and forms of government …   English contemporary dictionary

  • westernization — west·ern·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • westernization — See: westernize …   English dictionary

  • Westernization — noun assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization • Syn: ↑Westernisation • Hypernyms: ↑assimilation, ↑absorption …   Useful english dictionary

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