American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign dependencies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A practice, idiom, or phrase peculiar to a colony.
- n. Collectively, the characteristics of colonial life.
- n. The colonial principle or system: as, British colonialism works well.
- n. 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.
- n. A colonial linguistic expression. Term or expression of colonial origin entered in a language.
- n. Colonial life.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of, or the relationship involved in, being colonial.
- n. A custom, idea, feature of government, or the like, characteristic of a colony.
- n. The colonial system of political government or extension of territory, by which one nation exerts political control over another nation, territory, or people, maintaining the colony in a state of dependence, its inhabitants not having the same full rights as those of the colonial power. The controlling power is typically extended thus by military force or the threat of force.
- n. the political or ideological system of beliefs advocating or justifying colonial control of one nation over another nation, territory, or people.
- n. exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
- colonial + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Others use the term colonialism to describe dependencies that are directly governed by a foreign nation and contrast this with imperialism, which involves indirect forms of domination.”
“This entry uses the term colonialism to describe the process of European settlement and political control over the rest of the world, including Americas, Australia, and parts of Africa and Asia.”
“The term colonialism is frequently used to describe the settlement of places such as North America, Australia, New Zealand, Algeria, and Brazil that were controlled by a large population of permanent European residents.”
“My oh my, aren't people sensitive to the word 'colonialism,' particularly those who implement colonialism," Penn said Tuesday night.”
“My oh my, aren't people sensitive to the word colonialism, particularly those who implement colonialism," said the double Oscar winner.”
“He said: "My oh my, aren't people sensitive to the word colonialism, particularly those who implement colonialism.”
“But I actually think what it does with themes of colonialism is more complex than it seems at first and surprisingly interesting.”
“Furthermore, the legacy of colonialism is rampant.”
“But, we would have to boycott the entire world, basically, because colonialism is a huge part of our history.”
“Neo-colonialism is the first word that comes to my mind after reading this report.”
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