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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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