naturalisation

Definitions of naturalisation
  1. noun
    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
    synonyms: naturalization
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    type of:
    legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings
    (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
  2. noun
    changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
    synonyms: naturalization
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    type of:
    adoption, borrowing
    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
  3. noun
    the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
    synonyms: naturalization
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    type of:
    naturalness
    the quality of being natural or based on natural principles
  4. noun
    the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    synonyms: naturalization
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    type of:
    debut, entry, first appearance, introduction, launching, unveiling
    the act of beginning something new
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