francization

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From francize +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfɹɑːnsʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

francization (uncountable)

  1. The act of making French.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, page 99:
      But in Algeria, because a century and a quarter of francisation had destroyed the native cadres, there existed no ready-made interlocuteurs valables with whom Mendès-France could negotiate, if and when he so wished.
  2. In Quebec, adaptation to French norms or the French language.
    • 1991, Paul-André Linteau, Québec since 1930, page 446:
      Francization of the workplace was an important element in language policy.