exploitation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"exploitation" in British English

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exploitationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌek.splɔɪˈteɪ.ʃən/

exploitation noun [U] (GOOD USE)

the use of something in ​order to get an ​advantage from it: Britain's exploitation ofitsnaturalgasreservesbegan after the Second World War.
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exploitation noun [U] (UNFAIR USE)

the ​act of using someone ​unfairly for ​your own ​advantage: Marx ​wrote about the exploitation of the ​workers.
(Definition of exploitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exploitation" in American English

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exploitationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌekˌsplɔɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
the ​act of using someone ​unfairly for ​your own ​advantage: She ​favorslegislation to ​curb the exploitation of ​childlabor. politics & government Exploitation of coloniesleaves them at a ​disadvantage and makes the colonizingnations more ​wealthy and ​powerful.
(Definition of exploitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exploitation" in Business English

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exploitationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃən/
the use or ​development of something for ​profit or ​progress in ​business: The ​awardsrecognize the best new ​products or ​processes suitable for commercial exploitation.the exploitation of sth The exploitation of ​advancedtechnologies will be necessary for ​economicsuccess.
disapproving unfairtreatment of other ​people for your own ​advantage: Working at very ​lowwages is only one ​form of exploitation many ​immigrantworkers face.
(Definition of exploitation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “exploitation”
in Arabic استِغلال…
in Korean 착취…
in Portuguese exploração…
in Catalan explotació…
in Japanese 搾取…
in Chinese (Simplified) 善用, 开发利用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 善用, 開發利用…
in Italian sfruttamento…
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