Romanization

Romanize

[roh-muh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), Romanized, Romanizing.
1.
to make Roman Catholic.
2.
(often lowercase) to make Roman in character.
3.
(often lowercase) to render in the Latin alphabet, especially a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
verb (used without object), Romanized, Romanizing.
4.
to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
5.
(often lowercase) to follow Roman practices.
Also, especially British, Romanise.


Origin:
1600–10; Roman + -ize

Romanization, noun
Romanizer, noun
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Romanize or Romanise (ˈrəʊməˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to impart a Roman Catholic character to (a ceremony, practice, etc)
2.  (intr) to be converted to Roman Catholicism
3.  (tr) to transcribe or transliterate (a language) into the Roman alphabet
4.  to make Roman in character, allegiance, style, etc
 
Romanise or Romanise
 
vb
 
Romani'zation or Romanise
 
n
 
Romani'sation or Romanise
 
n

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