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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

changing something from state to private ownership or control

Usage examples (40)
  • He accepted that the term privatisation was not acceptable to some quarters of society.
  • The city did not actually use the term privatisation to describe what it was doing, which obscured the debate.
  • Union members, are protesting against what they call a privatisation programme at the depot.
  • The way that the BBC are reporting the story of the Post Office part-privatisation is incredible. for more
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