Meaning of “imperialism” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk us /ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm/

a system in which one government or person rules a group of other countries:

the age of imperialism

a situation in which one country has a lot of power or influence over others:

cultural/economic imperialism
imperialist adjective

relating to imperialism

(Definition of “imperialism” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)