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Noun: nationalization  ,na-shu-nu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,na-shu-nu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The action of forming or becoming a nation
    - nationalisation [Brit]
     
  2. The action of rendering national in character
    - nationalisation [Brit]
     
  3. Changing something from private to state ownership or control
    - nationalisation [Brit], communization, communisation [Brit]

Derived forms: nationalizations

Type of: change, group action, social control

Antonym: denationalization

Encyclopedia: Nationalization