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IMPERIALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imperialism mean? 

IMPERIALISM (noun)
  The noun IMPERIALISM has 3 senses:

1. a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
2. a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
3. any instance of aggressive extension of authority

  Familiarity information: IMPERIALISM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPERIALISM (noun)


Sense 1imperialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

foreign policy (a policy governing international relations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "imperialism"):

manifest destiny (a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God))


Sense 2imperialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A political orientation that advocates imperial interests

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

ideology; political orientation; political theory (an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation)


Sense 3imperialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any instance of aggressive extension of authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

control (the activity of managing or exerting control over something)


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