Definition of “protectionism” - English Dictionary

“protectionism” in British English

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protectionismnoun [ U ]

uk /prəˈtek.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ us /prəˈtek.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving

(Definition of “protectionism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“protectionism” in Business English

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protectionismnoun [ U ]

uk /prəˈtekʃənɪzəm/ us ECONOMICS

actions of a government to help its country's trade or industry by putting taxes on goods bought from other countries or by limiting the amount of goods that can be imported:

The committee will discuss the relative merits of free trade and protectionism.
economic protectionism

(Definition of “protectionism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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