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Definition of militarism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

militarism

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noun
NAmE//ˈmɪlətəˌrɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] (usually disapproving)
 
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the belief that a country should have great military strength in order to be powerful
NAmE//ˈmɪlətərɪst//
 
noun Militarists ran the country.
militaristic
 
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NAmE//ˌmɪlətəˈrɪstɪk//
 
adjective militaristic government
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