from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A policy whereby a major power uses economic and political means to perpetuate or extend its influence over underdeveloped nations or areas: "Strong elements of neocolonialism persist in the economic relations of the rich and poor countries” ( Scientific American).
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- n. The control or domination by a powerful country over weaker ones (especially former colonies) by the use of economic pressure, political suppression and cultural dominance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures. In contrast to
colonialism, in which one country controls another territory by military force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures
From neo- + colonialism, or neocolonial + -ism. (Wiktionary)