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ANNEXATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does annexation mean? 

ANNEXATION (noun)
  The noun ANNEXATION has 2 senses:

1. incorporation by joining or uniting
2. the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation

  Familiarity information: ANNEXATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNEXATION (noun)


Sense 1annexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incorporation by joining or uniting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

annexation; appropriation

Hypernyms ("annexation" is a kind of...):

incorporation (including by incorporating)


Sense 2annexation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

the French annexation of Madagascar as a colony in 1896 / a protectorate has frequently been a first step to annexation

Hypernyms ("annexation" is a kind of...):

acquisition (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something)


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