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sphere of influence

n. pl. spheres of influence
A territorial area over which political or economic influence is wielded by one nation.

sphere of influence

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a region of the world in which one state is dominant

sphere′ of in′fluence


n.
any region in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sphere of influence - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
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A IT savvy/literate, person who is constantly upgrading skills and knowledge in multiple spheres of interest will be able to able to identify opportunities when they come up.
Later interventions supported the puppet regimes they set up, in their spheres of interest.
Never again will the freedom and the independence of Lithuania be sacrificed for criminal power politics of spheres of interest.
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Beginning in the mid nineteenth century, the Qing Dynasty faced a collection of imperial powers from Europe and Japan that were bent on carving China up into their own spheres of interest.
What Lawrence did not know was that there existed behind his back the Sykes-Picot treaty, whereby the Middle East would be divided up into British and French spheres of interest.
The countries have common spheres of interest, cooperation should be broadened, the Ambassador added.
There were only two great powers -- China did not really count until recently -- and their spheres of interest were clearly defined.
Stressing that his visit at the head of a parliamentary delegation aimed at boosting cooperation among the parliaments of both countries, the House Speaker lauded the trajectory of the bilateral relations between Jordan and Kuwait, noting that these relations have been showing enormous growth in numerous fields and spheres of interest.
The meeting reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in various spheres of interest to the peoples of the two countries.