internationalization

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international +‎ -ization

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internationalization (countable and uncountable, plural internationalizations)

  1. The conversion of something in order to make it international.
    • 1860, The North British Review[1], volume 33:
      Before the union of the Scottish Crown with that of England, it had for a brief period been united with that of France. On this occasion, a complete legal internationalization was effected.
    • 1869, Reports from Commissioners[2], volume 27:
      I must say that the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce looks upon this step towards international coinage as part of an internationalization of the weights, measures, and coins.
    Antonym: de-internationalization
  2. (software engineering) The act or process of making a product suitable for international markets, typically by making text messages easily translatable and ensuring support of non-Latin character sets, languages, and regions.

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