Definition of regionalization in English:

regionalization

noun

  • See regionalize

    • ‘Although in Portugal there are at present only two levels, central and local government, regionalization and creation of agencies are currently on the political agenda.’
    • ‘The real winners from regionalization were the regional bureaucrats, who were able to access large amounts of European money.’
    • ‘Either option would cost several million pounds and there is a strong possibility with the Government keen on regionalisation, that county councils will be abolished in the next ten years.’
    • ‘The many examples of regionalization in Western Europe illustrate the importance of formal differences, but also point to the need to look beyond them when assessing the status of regions within the governmental hierarchies.’
    • ‘Williams sees the continuing withdrawal of government and the regionalization of services as the growing threat to coastal communities.’

Pronunciation

regionalization

/riːdʒ(ə)nəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/