Definition of protectionism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

protectionism

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NAmE//prəˈtɛkʃəˌnɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the principle or practice of protecting a country's own industry by taxing foreign goods
protectionist
 
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NAmE//prəˈtɛkʃənɪst//
 
adjective protectionist policies
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