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

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mercantilismnoun [U]

 us /ˈmɜr·kənˌtiˌlɪz·əm, -ˌtaɪ-/
an ​economictheorydeveloped in the 16th to 18th ​centuries that says that a ​government should ​control the ​economy and that a ​nation should ​increaseitswealth by ​selling more than it ​buys from other ​nations
(Definition of mercantilism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mercantilism" in American English

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mercantilismnoun [U]

 /ˈmɜr·kənˌtiˌlɪz·əm, -ˌtɑɪ-/
world history an ​economictheorydeveloped in the 16th to 18th ​centuriesholding that a ​government should ​control the ​economy and that a ​nation should ​increaseitswealth by ​selling more than it ​buys from other ​nations
(Definition of mercantilism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mercantilism" in Business English

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mercantilismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːkəntɪˌlɪzəm/
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT the ​idea that a country's ​government should ​try to ​influencetrade and ​business, especially by encouraging ​exports and putting ​limits on ​imports: With the philosophy of mercantilism, ​tradeconcessions are only made in ​response to those made by another ​government.
mercantilist
adjective
mercantilist ​tradepolicies
(Definition of mercantilism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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