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Definition of imperialism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    imperialism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪmˈpɪriəˌlɪzəm//
     
    [uncountable] (usually disapproving)
     
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  1. 1a system in which one country controls other countries, often after defeating them in a war Roman imperialism
  2. 2the fact of a powerful country increasing its influence over other countries through business, culture, etc. cultural/economic imperialism
imperialist (also imperialistic adjective
NAmE//ɪmˌpɪriəˈlɪstɪk//
 
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an imperialist power imperialist ambitions
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: imperialism