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romanize +‎ -ation.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɹəʊmənaɪˈzeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: Ro‧man‧i‧za‧tion


Romanization (countable and uncountable, plural Romanizations)

  1. (usually uncountable) The act or process of putting text into the Latin (Roman) alphabet, by means such as transliteration and transcription.
  2. (countable) An instance (a string) of text transliterated or transcribed from another alphabet into the Latin alphabet.
    • 1989, David E. Mungello, Curious Land: Jesuit Accommodation and the Origins of Sinology, →ISBN, page 160:
      As an alternate name for Sakyamuni, Kircher gave "Omyto", which is a romanization of A-mi-to-fu, whom Kircher stated was commonly called "Amida", i.e., the Japanese pronunciation.
    • 2005, Chris Berry, Feii Lu, Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After, →ISBN, page 11:
      Furthermore, certain places and people are already internationally well known by particular romanizations of their names, and these romanizations may not conform to any of the official systems detailed above.


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