americanisation

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americanisation

(1) A commonly used term for the shift in popular culture, technology, business practices or politics, which is influenced by the American “style”.
(2) A popular term for the transition of a social healthcare model to American-type managed care model, with requirements for preauthorisation.
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In 1995, Roseanne tried - and failed - to Americanize the series (which is just as well, since the networks would insist on making the characters less pathetic, less scabrous and more - shudder - likable).
ZAP has a 10-year license with eight and a half years remaining on the technology developed by Smart-Automobile LLC to Americanize the popular European-made Smart Car for the U.