- The definition of imperialism is the practice of a larger country or government growing stronger by taking over poorer or weaker countries that have important resources.
An example of imperialism was England’s practices of colonizing India.
- imperial state, authority, or system of government
- the policy and practice of forming and maintaining an empire in seeking to control raw materials and world markets by the conquest of other countries, the establishment of colonies, etc.
- the policy and practice of seeking to dominate the economic or political affairs of underdeveloped areas or weaker countries
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- The policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.
- The system, policies, or practices of such a government.
- im·peˈri·al·ist adjective & n.
- im·peˌri·al·isˈtic adjective
- im·peˌri·al·isˈti·cal·ly adverb
imperialism - Business Definition
imperialism - Cultural Definition
Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. Colonialism is a form of imperialism.