The evolutionary process leading to the development of the characteristics that distinguish hominins from other primates. Not in scientific use.
Origin of hominizationLatin hom&omacron;, homin-, man; see Homo + –ization.
- (paleontology) the process of becoming like a human
- (theology) the beginning of human life, or of a deity's life in human form
Latin homo, "human being," plus -ization.