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"decolonization" in British English

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decolonizationnoun [U]

(UK usually decolonisation) uk   /diːˌkɒl.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /diːˌkɑː.lənəˈ-/
the ​process in which a ​country that was ​previously a ​colony (= ​controlled by another ​country)becomespoliticallyindependent
(Definition of decolonization from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decolonizationnoun [U]

 /ˌdiˌkɑl·ə·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
politics & government the ​release of one ​country or ​territory from ​politicalcontrol by another ​country world history Decolonization was also the ​political independence ​received by ​Europeancolonies (= a ​country or ​areacontrolledpolitically by a more ​powerfulcountry) in Africa and Asia after ​World War II.
(Definition of decolonization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decolonization”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非殖民地化, (殖民地)独立…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非殖民地化, (殖民地)獨立…
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