decolonization Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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decolonizationnoun [U]

(UK usually decolonisation) uk   /diːˌkɒl.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /diːˌkɑː.lənəˈ-/
the process in which a country that was previously a colony (= controlled by another country) becomes politically independent
Translations of “decolonization”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非殖民地化, (殖民地)獨立…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非殖民地化, (殖民地)独立…
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