postcolonial

adjective post·co·lo·nial \ ˌpōst-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl , -nyəl \
Updated on: 7 Apr 2018

Definition of postcolonial

: of, relating to, or being a time after colonialism
  • postcolonial America
  • Carter was the first American president to take seriously the entire postcolonial era that has remade the globe since World War II.
  • —Garry Wills

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1883

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