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co·lo·ni·al·ism

 (kə-lō′nē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation's maintaining or extending its control over other countries, especially in establishing settlements or exploiting resources.

co·lo′ni·al·ist n.

colonialism

(kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas. Also called: imperialism
coˈlonialist n, adj

co•lo•ni•al•ism

(kəˈloʊ ni əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the system or policy by which a nation seeks to extend or retain its authority over other peoples or territories.
[1850–55]
co•lo′ni•al•ist, n., adj.

colonialism

the implementation of various political, economic, and social policies to enable a state to maintain or extend its authority and control over other territories. — colonialist, n., adj.colonialistic, adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colonialism - exploitation by a stronger country of weaker onecolonialism - exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
using, victimisation, victimization, exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
neocolonialism - control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures
Translations
اسْتِعْمار
kolonialismus
kolonialisme
gyarmati élet/rendszer
nÿlendustefna
kolonializmus
sömürgecilik

colonialism

[kəˈləʊnɪəlɪzəm] Ncolonialismo m

colonialism

[kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm] ncolonialisme m

colonialism

colonialism

[kəˈləʊnɪəlɪzəm] ncolonialismo

colony

(ˈkoləni) plural ˈcolonies noun
1. (a group of people who form) a settlement in one country etc which is under the rule of another country. France used to have many colonies in Africa.
2. a group of people having the same interests, living close together. a colony of artists.
3. a collection of animals, birds etc, of one type, living together. a colony of gulls.
coˈlonial (-ˈlou-) adjective
Britain was formerly a colonial power.
coˈlonialism noun
coˈlonialist noun
and adjective.
ˈcolonize, ˈcolonise verb
to establish a colony in (a place). The English colonized New England in 1620.
ˈcolonist noun
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation noun
References in periodicals archive ?
In what follows, I would like to provide some examples from cookbooks that were designed to introduce European readers to new foods, recipes, and ideas during the period of colonial expansion in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
That the church is extending by virtue of colonial expansion is an opportunity for mission.
17), and they are hence crucial for any attempt to explore the debates about identity that colonial expansion occasioned.
The soul that gives this broad account unity is a significant and yet provocative message: that for the most part, Christian missions in modern Asia were not a one-way effort akin to some foreign imposition or invasion, and that they benefited as well as suffered from both European colonial expansion and local politics.
Drugs, Labor, and Colonial Expansion (Tucson: University of Arizona Press 2003)
Exotic plants were flooding into Britain during this period of colonial expansion, and thousands of experiments were taking place in Britain's greenhouses and centres of excellence, notably, Kew, Chiswick, Hampton Court and Chatsworth.
Christianity was a part of that colonial expansion, and for Muslims in those places, it symbolizes a hunger for colonialism.
A similar formal and symbolic dislocation using objects related to colonial expansion is evident in a set of thirteen smaller sculptures Vale presented in Vienna.
In the early 1880s, he made himself into a leading propagandist of German nationalism and colonial expansion, becoming the central figure in the network of societies at the core of the German colonial movement.
Its title suggests that it is primarily a biography of Raja Bilah, a Mandailing leader in Perak during the formative period of British colonial expansion in the states of Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang in the Malay Peninsula.
The new version has slight improvements, but South Korea believes its tone remains largely the same and still justifies Japan's colonial expansion in the early 20th century and ''glosses over atrocities, such as forced labor and sexual slavery,'' Yonhap noted.
Spanish colonial expansion into the Americas has meant that bullfights are also popular in a number of countries there, including Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.

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