lebensraum(redirected from Liebensraum)
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1. Additional territory deemed necessary to a nation, especially Nazi Germany, for its continued existence or economic well-being.
2. Adequate space in which to live, develop, or function.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) territory claimed by a nation or state on the grounds that it is necessary for survival or growth
[German, literally: living space]
Le•bens•raum(ˈleɪ bənsˌraʊm, -bənz-)
n. (often l.c.)
1. additional territory considered, esp. by Nazi Germany, to be necessary for national survival or for expansion of trade.
2. any additional space needed in order to act, function, etc.
[1900–05; < German: living space]