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English definition of “colony”

colony

noun [C]    /ˈkɑl·ə·ni/
politics & government a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country A colony is also a group of people with a shared interest or job who live together: an artists ’ colony A colony is also a group of animals , insects , or plants of the same type that live together: an ant colony colonize    /ˈkɑl·əˌnɑɪz/ verb [T] Peru was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century .
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