Definition of totalization in US English:

totalization

(British totalisation)

noun

  • See totalize

    • ‘The functionalist sublime, conversely, dictates that a literary or artistic work have no object of representation: its meaning or significance lies in its totalization as sheer material facticity.’
    • ‘This is both a simplification and a totalization of human participation in communications technology, and measurement of the human gaze is one of its key interfaces.’
    • ‘There is a restriction of the types of discourse and thus a tendency against all totalizations; thus also the guiding principle of postmodernism.’
    • ‘Sexton's reluctance to conclude her writing on a resounding, authoritative, and thus normative and reassuring note is a sign of refusal to concede to totalization and of a wish to keep multiple interpretive possibilities open.’
    • ‘It is clear from your writing that you see such phrases as part of our colonial legacy and that you constantly struggle with language to create words which challenge constrictive totalizations.’

Pronunciation

totalization

/-ˈzāSHən/