imperialism

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EtymologyEdit

imperial +‎ -ism

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɪ.ɹi.əˌlɪz.m̩/
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NounEdit

imperialism (countable and uncountable, plural imperialisms)

  1. The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
    • 2008 June 1, A. Dirk Moses, “Preface”, in Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History, Berghahn Books, →ISBN, page x:
      Though most of the cases here cover European encounters with non-Europeans, it is not the intention of the book to give the impression that genocide is a function of European colonialism and imperialism alone.

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ReferencesEdit

  • imperialism at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • imperialism in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • "imperialism" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 159.
  • imperialism in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French impérialisme.

NounEdit

imperialism n (uncountable)

  1. imperialism

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