privatization(redirected from Privitization)
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tr.v. pri·va·tized, pri·va·tiz·ing, pri·va·tiz·es
To change (an industry or business, for example) from governmental or public ownership or control to private enterprise: "Egypt has to some degree privatized agriculture, allowing farmers to sell directly to consumers instead of through the government" (Marq de Villiers).
pri′va·ti·za′tion (prī′və-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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the act or process of transferring to private ownership industry operated by a government, of ten industry that has been nationalized. See also government.See also: Economics
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The conversion of something, especially an industry, from state ownership to private ownership.
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|Noun||1.||privatization - changing something from state to private ownership or control|
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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privatization[ˌpraɪvətaɪˈzeɪʃən] N → privatización f
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privatization[ˌpraɪvətaɪˈzeɪʃən] privatisation (British) n → privatisation f
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n → Privatisierung f
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