expansionism

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noun ex·pan·sion·ism \ik-ˈspan-(t)-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of expansionism

  1. :  a policy or practice of expansion and especially of territorial expansion by a nation

expansionist

play \-ˈspan(t)-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

expansionist

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expansionistic

play \-ˌspan(t)-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

1899

First Known Use of expansionism

1899


EXPANSIONISM Defined for English Language Learners

expansionism

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noun ex·pan·sion·ism \ik-ˈspan-(t)-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of expansionism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that a country should grow larger : a policy of increasing a country's size by expanding its territory


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