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expansionismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
increasing the ​amount of ​landruled by a ​country, or the ​businessperformed by a ​company: As a ​consequence of expansionism by some ​Europeancountries, many ​ancientcultures have ​suffered.
expansionist
noun [C], adjective uk   us   /-ɪst/
(Definition of expansionism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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expansionismnoun [U]

 /ɪkˈspæn·ʃəˌnɪz·əm/
politics & government the ​act or ​habit of one ​country taking ​land from ​others
world history increasing the ​amount of ​landruled by a ​country, or the ​businessperformed by a ​company: As a ​consequence of expansionism by some ​Europeancountries, many ​ancientcultures have ​suffered.
(Definition of expansionism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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