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

  

expansionism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspænʃənɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] (sometimes disapproving) Political views and systems
 
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the belief in and process of increasing the size and importance of something, especially in a country or a business the economic expansionism of America military/territorial expansionism See related entries: Political views and systems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: expansionism