Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of establishing a colony or colonies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of establishing a colony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of colonizing, or the state of being colonized; the formation of a colony or colonies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of colonizing.
  • n. The state of being colonized. Specifically
  • n. In United States history, the assisted emigration of free negroes to Africa for the formation of colonies there. See colonizationist.
  • n. The settling of men temporarily in a voting-precinct in order to vote at an election.
  • n. Also colonisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

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Examples

  • So if we connect that to the beginning of his essay, where he says that the relationship of the arabs to zionism wil define we can reach our goal of peaceful aims in peaceful means. since the arabs are going to resist (as jabotinsky undestands from history), thus the relationship has already been defined. and what kind of relationship will that be? first of all, we need to understand something (look how jabotinsky himself uses the term colonization):

    Pan-Judaism? | Jewschool

  • In any case, the use of war to permanently seize land and use it for colonization is a violation of the entire international structure since World War II.

    Israeli TV airs call to father after children killed « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Any strife over lunar land, governance, and resources (helium-3, basically the real reason moon colonization is happening now) is probably going to occur anyways, whether the initial outpost is cooperatively built or not.

    Moon Outpost or Bust - NASA Watch

  • To start by even suggesting a ban on the only thing that has a realistic chance of enabling space colonization is below the belt.

    The Economist Still Hates To See Humans in Space - NASA Watch

  • One of the most architecturally impressive of all, having originated during the era of Spanish colonization, is 400-year-old Aguascalientes, known for its magnificent public buildings, its cleanliness, and the San Marcos Gardens, center of the oldest, most famous fair in Mexico, the San Marcos Fair.

    April in Aguascalientes: Food and Drink at Mexico's National Fair

  • While I do suspect that meaningful interstellar travel is impossible, long-term colonization is not technically impossible – hibernation + travel at even 1% the speed of light are not impossible.

    If the Earth is Rare, We May Not Hear from ET | Universe Today

  • In both countries important experiments in colonization have been made, though on the mistaken principle of a gradual infiltration of Jews.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bye, Bye Nationhood

  • The exacerbation of local corruption in undeveloped and lesser developed countries by imperialist powers seeking political and economic influence indirectly or through colonization is a world wide phenomenon and has been for centuries.

    Topics on Mexico

  • Under the best of conditions, colonization is a difficult business, so it is helped considerably if powerful organizations provide stability and security, for pioneers must feel that their capital and time will be well invested, and that they will be alive at harvest time.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • We must keep in mind that agricultural colonization is difficult.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

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