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A.Word.A.Day--aggiornamento

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aggiornamento (a-jor-nuh-MEN-toh) noun

The process of bringing an institution or organization up to date; modernization.

[Italian, from aggiornare, to update : a-, to (from Latin ad-) + giorno, day, from Latin diurnus, daily.]

"He (Jay Josen) terms journalism a hidebound profession to which he is offering an aggiornamento, to engender a `healthier public climate.'" E.F. Porter, Rosen's civic journalism counter to good journalism, St. Louis Journalism Review, Dec 1999.

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