Definition of expansionism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ikˈspanSHəˌnizəm/


The policy of territorial or economic expansion: the post-colonial critique of Western expansionism
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  • He broke with the mainstream conservatism in the early 1960s, primarily over issues of foreign policy and military expansionism.
  • The two leaders also discussed the plan to develop a national missile defense plan which China opposes as inviting military expansionism, the sources said.
  • But the enemy will pay dearly later, on top of what it is paying at present for its reckless policies of greed and expansionism.

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Syllabification: ex·pan·sion·ism

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