\\-ˌnizəm\ noun (-s)
Usage: often capitalized
a. : a locution or pronunciation characteristic of a western region and especially of the western United States
b. : an attitude or trait characteristic of a westerner
a. : a western institution or concept

the Japanese took over the forms of westernism, including a constitution and a parliament — Nathaniel Peffer

b. : adherence to or advocacy of western traditions and techniques

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