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decolonizationnoun [U]

UK usually decolonisation uk   /diːˌkɒl.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us   /diːˌkɑː.lə.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/
the process in which a country that was previously a colony (= controlled by another country) becomes politically independent
(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 political control by another country
world history Decolonization was also the political independence received by European colonies (= a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country) 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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