Colonialism meaning

kə-lōnē-ə-lĭzəm
The definition of colonialism is the act of one nation controlling another for economic gain.

An example of colonialism was England’s control over India.

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The system or policy by which a country maintains foreign colonies, esp. in order to exploit them economically.
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The policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation's maintaining or extending its control over other countries, especially in establishing settlements or exploiting resources.
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A colonial linguistic expression. Term or expression of colonial origin entered in a language.
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The colonial domination policy pursued by the powers of Europe, from the second half of the XIX century to the years following World War II. A colonial system.
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Colonial life.
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Origin of colonialism