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Dictionary entry overview: What does colonialism mean?
• COLONIALISM (noun)
The noun COLONIALISM has 1 sense:
1. exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
Familiarity information: COLONIALISM used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("colonialism" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "colonialism"):
neocolonialism (control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures)
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