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Pronunciation:  n'achuruluz'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology; "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
  2. [n]  the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
  3. [n]  the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  4. [n]  the quality of being brought into conformity with nature

NATURALIZATION is a 14 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: naturalisation, naturalisation
 See Also: adoption, borrowing, debut, entry, first appearance, introduction, launching, legal proceeding, naturalness, proceeding, proceedings, unveiling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nat`u*ral*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an
alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen;
also, the state of being naturalized.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Process by which a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to privileges of citizenship.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: about-face, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, acculturation, accustoming, adaption, adjustment, admission, adoption, affiliation, alchemy, Americanization, assimilation, assumption, becoming, breaking, breaking-in, case hardening, change, change-over, citizenship by naturalization, citizenship papers, conditioning, conversion, culture shock, domestication, familiarization, flip-flop, growth, habituation, hardening, housebreaking, inurement, lapse, nationalization, naturalized citizenship, orientation, papers, passage, progress, reconversion, reduction, re-formation, resolution, reversal, seasoning, shift, switch, switch-over, taming, training, transformation, transit, transition, turning into, volte-face