Definition of Colonisation

1. Noun. The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies. "The British colonization of America"

Exact synonyms: Colonization, Settlement
Generic synonyms: Constitution, Establishment, Formation, Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Population
Derivative terms: Colonise, Colonise, Colonize, Colonize, Settle

Definition of Colonisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of colonization) ¹

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Definition of Colonisation

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Medical Definition of Colonisation

1. Multiplication of a microorganism after it has attached to host tissues or other surfaces. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colonisation

colonic angiodysplasia
colonic diverticula
colonic diverticular haemorrhage
colonic diverticulitis
colonic diverticulosis
colonic fistula
colonic flora
colonic irrigation
colonic polyp
colonic pseudo-obstruction
colonic smear
colonisation (current term)
colonisation factors

Literary usage of Colonisation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"CAUSES AND CHARACTER OF GREEK colonisation THE expansion of the Greeks ... Difference The cause of Greek colonisation is not to be found in mere trade of ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"In the matter of colonisation, again, Frederick followed in his father's ... colonisation was, nevertheless, likewise carried out very extensively in East ..."

3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"Herein lies the fundamental difference between Grecian and Phœnician colonisation. Every Phœnician settlement was primarily a commercial establishment, ..."

4. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"colonisation, in the true sense, was first begun in the Boon I. Atlantic by the Portuguese. The first island colonised, or, ..."

5. The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present : Savage and Civilized by Arthur Saunders Thomson (1859)
"Reasons against colonisation. — New Zealand Company formed —- Company's pioneers sail.—Captain Hobson appointed consul.-—Rumour of French colony in New ..."

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