Share this entry
protectionism Syllabification: pro·tec·tion·ism
Pronunciation: /prəˈtekSHəˌnizəm/

Definition of protectionism in English:


The theory or practice of shielding a country’s domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, the smaller the country, the greater will be the pressure to opt for free trade rather than protectionism.
  • He tried to persuade organized labor that free trade and not protectionism was in its interests.
  • We don't have to choose between strict protectionism and unregulated free trade.
Definition of protectionism in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources