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Noun: naturalisation  'na-ch(u-)ru-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: naturalization)
  1. The quality of being brought into conformity with nature
    - naturalization
  2. (law) the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
    - naturalization
  3. The introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    - naturalization
  4. Changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
    "the naturalisation in English of many Italian words";
    - naturalization

Derived forms: naturalisations

Type of: adoption, borrowing, creation, debut, entry, first appearance, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, launching, legal proceeding, naturalness, origination, proceeding, proceedings, unveiling

Encyclopedia: Naturalisation