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



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒlənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːlənəˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the act of taking control of an area or a country that is not your own, especially using force, and sending people from your own country to live there the colonization of the ‘New World’
  2. 2(biology) the fact of animals or plants living or growing in large numbers in a particular area plant colonization