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"colonialism" in British English

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colonialismnoun [U]

uk   /kəˈləʊ.ni.ə.lɪ.zəm/  us   /kəˈloʊ.ni.ə.lɪ.zəm/
the belief in and support for the system of one country controlling another
(Definition of colonialism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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colonialismnoun [U]

 /kəˈloʊ·ni·əˌlɪz·əm/
politics & government a policy or system in which a country controls another country or area.
(Definition of colonialism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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colonialismnoun [U]

uk   us   /kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm/ POLITICS
control by one country over another and its economy, or support for such control: It took the nation a century to remove the chains of colonialism and achieve independence.
(Definition of colonialism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “colonialism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 殖民主义…
in Turkish sömürgecilik, sömürge hayatı…
in Russian колониализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殖民主義…
in Polish kolonializm…
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