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COLONIALISM

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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 


COLONIALISM (noun)


Sense 1colonialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

exploitation; using; victimisation; victimization (an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly))

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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