from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A policy aimed at furthering the interests of the United States abroad by encouraging the investment of U.S. capital in foreign countries.
- n. A policy intended to safeguard a nation's foreign investments.
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- n. The effort of the United States — particularly under President William Howard Taft — to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.
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- n. diplomacy influenced by economic considerations
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