macadamization (n.) 1824, from MACADAM (Cf. macadam) + -IZATION (Cf. -ization).

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  • Macadamization — Mac*ad am*i*za tion, n. The process or act of macadamizing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macadamization — See macadamize. * * * …   Universalium

  • macadamization — noun /məˌkædəmɪˈzeɪʃən/ The process of paving roads with macadam …   Wiktionary

  • macadamization — mac·ad·am·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • macadamization — məˌkadəmə̇ˈzāshən, dəˌmīˈz noun ( s) : the act or process of macadamizing …   Useful english dictionary

  • macadamize — macadamization, n. /meuh kad euh muyz /, v.t., macadamized, macadamizing. to pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar. Also, esp. Brit., macadamise. [1815 25; MACADAM + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • McAdam — Not to be confused with McAdams. McAdam or MacAdam is a surname with origins in the Ayrshire and Galloway regions of Scotland. People John Loudon McAdam, a Scottish engineer noted for inventing the process of macadamization of roads. John McAdam… …   Wikipedia

  • macadamizer — See macadamization. * * * …   Universalium

  • McAdam, John (Loudon) — born Sept. 21, 1756, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scot. died Nov. 26, 1836, Moffat, Dumfriesshire Scottish inventor of the macadam road surface. He made an early fortune in his uncle s New York countinghouse (1770–83). Back in Scotland, he noted the poor… …   Universalium

  • McAdam, John Loudon — ▪ British inventor born Sept. 21, 1756, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scot. died Nov. 26, 1836, Moffat, Dumfriesshire  Scottish inventor of the macadam road (roads and highways) surface.       In 1770 he went to New York City, entering the countinghouse of a… …   Universalium

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