Definition of Colonialism

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

Generic synonyms: Exploitation, Using, Victimisation, Victimization
Specialized synonyms: Neocolonialism
Derivative terms: Colonialist



Definition of Colonialism

1. n. The state or quality of, or the relationship involved in, being colonial.

Definition of Colonialism

1. Noun. The colonial domination policy pursued by the powers of Europe, from the second half of the XIX century to the years following World War II. A colonial system. ¹

2. Noun. A colonial linguistic expression. Term or expression of colonial origin entered in a language. ¹

3. Noun. Colonial life. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colonialism

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Medical Definition of Colonialism

1. The aggregate of various economic, political, and social policies by which an imperial power maintains or extends its control over other areas or peoples. It includes the practice of or belief in acquiring and retaining colonies. The emphasis is less on its identity as an ideological political system than on its designation in a period of history. (webster, 3d ed; from dr. J. Cassedy, nlm history of medicine division) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colonialism

colonalgia
colonate
colone
colonel
colonelcies
colonelcy
colonels
colonelship
coloner
coloners
colones
colonette
colonettes
coloni
colonial
colonialism (current term)
colonialisms
colonialist
colonialistic
colonialists
coloniality
colonialization
colonializations
colonialize
colonialized
colonializes
colonializing
colonially
colonialness
colonialnesses

Literary usage of Colonialism

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1. The Real Bryan: Being Extracts from the Speeches and Writings of "a Well by William Jennings Bryan (1908)
"colonialism Our nation has lost prestige rather than gained it by our experiment in colonialism. We have given the monarchist a chance to ridicule our ..."

2. The Oxford Book of American Essays by Brander Matthews (1914)
"colonialism IN THE UNITED STATES * HENRY CABOT LODGE NOTHING is more interesting than to trace, through many years and almost endless wanderings and changes ..."

3. The Making of the Nation, 1783-1817 by Francis Amasa Walker (1895)
"... especially as between France and England—Rising Passion of Antifederalist Sympathizers with French Revolutionists—colonialism in American Public Life ..."

4. Representative American Orations to Illustrate American Political History by Alexander Johnston (1884)
"I. colonialism. THE FORMATION OF THE CONSTITUTION. IT has been said by an excellent authority that the Constitution was " extorted from the grinding ..."

5. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"... -5- The Taste of colonialism Nineteenth-century Belize saw both fundamental change from and remarkable continuities with earlier times. ..."

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