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

 

Balkanization

 noun
(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌbɔːlkənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
, also BrE//ˌbɒlkənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɔːlkənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process or fact of becoming Balkanized the problem of Balkanization