noun Date: 1899 a policy or practice of expansion and especially of territorial expansion by a nation • expansionist nounexpansionist also expansionistic adjective

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  • expansionism — EXPANSIONÍSM s.n. Atitudine prin care se urmăreşte extinderea (extinde) politică şi economică asupra unui teritoriu străin; politică de expansiune. [pr.: si o ] – Din fr. expansionisme. cf. rus. e k s p a n s i o n i z m, germ. E x p a n s i o n… …   Dicționar Român

  • expansionism — [n] growth development, economic expansion, imperialism, progress; concepts 427,469,703,704,775 …   New thesaurus

  • expansionism — [ek span′shən iz΄əm] n. the policy of expanding a nation s territory or its sphere of influence, often at the expense of other nations expansionist adj., n. expansionistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Expansionism — In general, expansionism consists of expansionist policies. While some have linked the term to promoting economic growth (in contrast to no growth / sustainable policies), more commonly expansionism refers to the doctrine of a nation s expanding… …   Wikipedia

  • expansionism — [[t]ɪkspæ̱nʃənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to a country s expansionism, you disapprove of its policy of increasing its land or power. Soviet expansionism was considered a real threat …   English dictionary

  • expansionism — expansionist, n., adj. expansionistic, adj. /ik span sheuh niz euhm/, n. a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century. [1895 1900; EXPANSION + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • expansionism — ex|pan|sion|is|m [ıkˈspænʃənızəm] n [U] when a country or group increases the amount of land or power that they have used especially to show disapproval ▪ military expansionism >expansionist adj >expansionist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expansionism — noun /ɛkˈspænʃənɪzəm/ The policy, of a nation, of expanding its territory or its economic influence See Also: expansionist …   Wiktionary

  • expansionísm — s. n. (sil. si o ) …   Romanian orthography

  • expansionism — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. growth, development, progress …   English dictionary for students

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