Definition of annexation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

annexation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌænekˈseɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌænekˈseɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the act of taking control of a country, region, etc, especially by force the US annexation of Texas in 1845 Austria had to accept extensive Prussion annexations in north Germany.