Definition of theorization in US English:

theorization

(British theorisation)

noun

  • See theorize

    • ‘Although this article has examined two specific geographic preconditions of economic globalization, there must be other such geographic preconditions of globalization worthy of further theorization.’
    • ‘This abstract theorization of industrialization and regional growth, however, ignores historical specificity and institutional rigidities that continue to exert strong effects in the case of China.’
    • ‘The brief comments that follow attempt to outline the main arguments and contexts of these theorizations and to note some limitations which, in my view, restrict their usefulness.’
    • ‘French Marxist Louis Althusser developed a fruitful theorization of the presence of ideology in society - a line of inquiry that film theorists especially were quick to adopt for their own.’
    • ‘This will likely lead to theorizations of multiculturalism that are more minority-oriented than the ones discussed above.’
    • ‘A significant criticism, however, of all current accounting history, both traditional and new, would be its relative lack of reciprocal success to date in penetrating the core of modern organizational theorization.’

Pronunciation

theorization

/ˌTHēərəˈzāSHən/