expansionism


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ex·pan·sion·ism

 (ĭk-spăn′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A nation's practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion.

ex·pan′sion·ist adj. & n.
ex·pan′sion·is′tic adj.

expansionism

(ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
exˈpansionist n, adj
exˌpansionˈistic adj

ex•pan•sion•ism

(ɪkˈspæn ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency.
[1895–1900]
ex•pan′sion•ist, n., adj.
ex•pan`sion•is′tic, adj.

expansionism

a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency. — expansionist, n., adj.expansionistic, adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expansionism - the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Translations

expansionism

[ɪksˈpænʃənɪzəm] Nexpansionismo m

expansionism

[ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm] nexpansionnisme m

expansionism

expansionism

[ɪksˈpænʃnɪzm] nespansionismo
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Last month, we called on the RBS to forget their global expansionism, get back to basics and look after the core customers who helped secure it a place on the international stage.
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Similarly, key personages such as Abraham, Aaron, and Moses are ciphers respectively for the controversial political expansionism of David, the evolving perception of Jeroboam, and the rise of Israel's first king, Saul.
Sold to the American people, and to many naive senators, as a way to defend against Soviet expansionism, NATO was at its outset solely a military alliance.
The Chinese and South Korean governments have been highly critical of the textbooks, charging that they paint a misleading picture of Japanese expansionism during and prior to World War II.
The Orthodox resent any of their flock converting to Catholicism, and perceive Eastern Catholicism as a part of Western expansionism into their territories or Churches, the ultimate being their assimilation into the Latinrite Church.
Colantuono convincingly argues that the Barberini intervened to influence Reni's interpretation of the Helen; this allowed Urban VIII - who feared Spanish expansionism - to articulate by means of the painting ideas that were unutterable via normal diplomatic channels.
Emboldened by Britain and France and their policy of appeasement toward Nazi expansionism, Hitler annexed the Sudetenland - parts of the present-day provinces of Bohemia and Moravia - in 1938 with the broad support of the German minority, at the time the second biggest ethnic group in what was then Czechoslovakia.
The conjunctural and contextual analyses presented in the essays outline the similarities and differences in terms of regional factors and differentiated dynamics of Arab relations to European expansionism and to Ottoman rule.
Palestinian weakness and American callousness have together brought expansionism once again to the center of the Israeli political arena," writes Israeli journalist Haim Baram, noting, "This development is doubly distressing, because the Israeli public is more prepared for real territorial concessions than ever before.
Despite the great disparity in visibility and power between the few specialists in the image and the many specialists in the word, the credibility of the latter's expansionism requires willing cooperation on the part of the former.
ADA became the vehicle for liberal pledged to a continuation of the New Deal at home and antagonism to Stalinist expansionism abraod.