Definition of Exploitation

1. Noun. The act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful. "The exploitation of copper deposits"

2. Noun. An act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly). "Paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
Exact synonyms: Using, Victimisation, Victimization
Generic synonyms: Mistreatment
Specialized synonyms: Blaxploitation, Sexploitation, Colonialism
Derivative terms: Exploit, Use, Victimise, Victimize

Definition of Exploitation

1. n. The act of exploiting or utilizing.

Definition of Exploitation

1. Noun. The act of exploiting or utilizing. ¹

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Definition of Exploitation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exploitation

exploded view
exploded views
exploding cucumber
exploding cucumbers
exploitation (current term)
exploitation film
exploitation films

Literary usage of Exploitation

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

1. Human Geography: An Attempt at a Positive Classification, Principles and by Jean Brunhes, Isaiah Bowman, Richard Elwood Dodge, Irville Charles Le Compte (1920)
"Modes of destructive exploitation. 2. A complex type of plant and animal devastation ... The preeminent type of mineral exploitation on a large scale: Ihe ..."

2. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Charles Kenneth Leith, Ralph Henry Hess, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"The industrial exploitation of new regions is often an easy process, owing to the conveniently accessible natural wealth of the earth that has never been ..."

3. The Principles of Sociology by Edward Alsworth Ross (1920)
"is exploitation does not make it so. We should have to know whether the ... LINES OF exploitation exploitation appears between a great variety of elementi. ..."

4. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"Records of the Combined Documentation exploitation Center 11.11 The Combined ... The records of the Combined Document exploitation Center, 1965-73, ..."

5. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"Now, let us cast a glance at certain branches of production in which the exploitation of labour is either free from fetters to this day, or was BO yesterday ..."

6. Socialism in Thought and Action by Harry Wellington Laidler (1920)
"Opposed to exploitation and Speculation.— The Socialist Party of the United States by referendum, in 1909, placed itself squarely on record in favor of the ..."

7. The Italian Emigration of Our Times by Robert Franz Foerster (1919)
"Not to speak of the exploitation of the Italians by their countrymen would ... the indubitable basis of exploitation is the ignorance and credulity of these ..."

8. The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, William Jett Lauck, Rufus Daniel Smith (1922)
"exploitation AND ASSIMILATION Emphasis also should be laid upon the recommendations which are intended to prevent the exploitation of immigrants, ..."

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