Definition of Lebensraum in English:


Syllabification: Le·bens·raum
Pronunciation: /ˈlābənsˌroum, -bənz-


  • The territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development, especially associated with Nazi Germany.
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    • The concept of Lebensraum as understood in Nazi ideology included in it the assumption that war was inevitable.


German, literally 'living space' (originally with reference to Germany).

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