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im·pe·ri·al·ism

 (ĭm-pîr′ē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The extension of a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
2. A political doctrine or system promoting such extension of authority.

im·pe′ri·al·ist adj. & n.
im·pe′ri·al·is′tic adj.
im·pe′ri·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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imperialism

(ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy or practice of extending a state's rule over other territories
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an instance or policy of aggressive behaviour by one state against another
3. the extension or attempted extension of authority, influence, power, etc, by any person, country, institution, etc: cultural imperialism.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of imperial government or rule by an emperor
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the spirit, character, authority, etc, of an empire
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocacy of or support for any form of imperialism
imˈperialist adj, n
imˌperialˈistic adj
imˌperialˈistically adv
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im•pe•ri•al•ism

(ɪmˈpɪər i əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
2. advocacy of imperial interests.
3. an imperial system of government.
[1855–60]
im•pe′ri•al•ist, n., adj.
im•pe`ri•al•is′tic, adj.
im•pe`ri•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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imperialism

A policy of gaining power over other nations by seizing their territory or dominating their economies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countriesimperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
manifest destiny - a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)
2.imperialism - a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
3.imperialism - any instance of aggressive extension of authority
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
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Translations
إسْتِعْمار
imperialismus
imperialisme
imperijalizam
imperializmus
heimsvaldastefnaimperíalismi
imperialismus
imperializmus
imperialism
emperyalizmsömürgecilik

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪzəm] Nimperialismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm] nimpérialisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

imperialism

nImperialismus m (often pej), → Weltmachtpolitik f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzm] nimperialismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

imperial

(imˈpiəriəl) adjective
of an empire or an emperor. the imperial crown.
imˈperialism noun
(belief in) the policy of having or extending control over the territory of other nations.
imˈperialist noun, adjective
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He identifies three crucial phases in the past and recent imperial affairs: Great Game I (GGI) refers to 'classical imperialism' with competing empires vying for territories and resources.
Hardt and Negri are insistent that the new imperial order is something completely different from previous formations of imperialism and should not be regarded as simply a "perfecting" or extension of classical imperialism. (27) However, while contemporary empire appears to have broken from the "conflict or competition among several imperialist powers" to be replaced by "the idea of a single power that overdetermines them all" this shift in structure most largely affects those who are members of a society or group that traditionally has acted in colonial fashion, altering the landscape of privilege in the midlevels of imperial hierarchy.
Caught between orthodox Marxism and esoteric post-structuralism, they too readily rule a line between the old classical imperialism of the period of 1885, when colonising powers used gunboats to assert territorial control over the world, and contemporary processes of globalisation said to be characterised by a virtual, post-territorial existence.

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