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 (hə-mŏj′ə-nīz′, hō-)
v. ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing, ho·mog·e·niz·es
1. To make homogeneous.
a. To reduce to particles and disperse throughout a fluid.
b. To make uniform in consistency, especially to render (milk) uniform in consistency by emulsifying the fat content.
To become homogenized.

[From homogeneous.]

ho·mog′e·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
ho·mog′e·niz′er n.
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Noun1.homogenization - the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition; "the homogenization of cream"; "the network's homogenization of political news"
blending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
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[həˌmɒdʒənaɪˈzeɪʃən] homogenisation (British) n
[group, population, society] → uniformisation f
the homogenization of culture → l'uniformisation de la culture
[substance] → homogénéisation f
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A theoretical note on global homogenization, its political potential and differential force in the socionatural system of global technoscience and local cultures, concludes this contribution.
Although it is often assumed in the literature that globalization involves the export of American values and a noticeable tendency towards cultural homogenization, Watson reveals the extent to which cultural themes reverberate and create dynamic interactive systems that undermine unilateral tendencies.
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There are in fact multiple globalizations afoot today--a morass of circulating people, capital, commodities, and ideas--resulting in a process far more complicated than the standard account of interconnected markets and technical homogenization. Culture is indeed part of this mix, but Huntington got it all wrong.
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If milkfat hydrolysis occurs after pasteurization and homogenization, the potential exists to negatively affect frothing, McGregor said.
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The second contends that, as in other spheres of human activity, the consequence of globalization's impact on sport is increased homogenization. The latter is portrayed as having particularly significant implications for cultural diversity centered on local, regional, and national differences.
This process often leads to what she calls "pathological homogenization," in which the "other," religious or national minorities, are forcibly assimilated, expelled, or even murdered.
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