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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
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