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

 

colonialism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈləʊniəlɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊniəlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] International relations
 
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the practice by which a powerful country controls another country or other countries European colonialism The history of tobacco growing is intimately associated with colonialism and slavery. See related entries: International relations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colonialism