Definition of ruralization in English:

ruralization

noun

  • See rural

    • ‘Thus, ruralization often meant shifting the burden of mass lay-offs in industry from the cities to the countryside.’
    • ‘In effect, ruralization should be seen as a phenomenon that affected only some areas within the urban fabric, radically changing the function and structure they had had during the classical period.’
    • ‘There is a rather broad consensus concerning the idea of an early medieval ‘interlude’ marked by a general ‘ruralization’ of the economy.’
    • ‘But the eighteenth century has been described as an age of ‘ruralization’ or ‘territorialization’ of crafts.’

Pronunciation

ruralization

/rʊər(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/