Translation of colony in Spanish:

colony

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːləni; ˈkɒləni/

noun/nombre (plural -nies)

  • 1.1 (territory) colonia (feminine) the (thirteen) Colonies las trece colonias
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    • Imperial self-assertion required first of all that Italy seize full control of the colonies it already possessed.
    • Britain obtained German colonies and full command of the European seas.
    • Canberra used the conflict to seize control of German colonies, in particular German New Guinea, the Solomons and other islands.
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    • I'm beginning to forget what's so bad about British rule in the colonies.
    • A number of tables and graphs purport to show the great improvements which the British brought to the colonies.
    • They lack the moral grit that sent so much of the flower of Oxbridge out to the colonies during the heyday of the British Empire.
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    • The war petered out, and the colonies gained their collective independence.
    • In 1787, delegates of the colonies adopted the United States Constitution.
    • The practice persisted in the United States even after the colonies declared their independence.
    1.2 (community) colonia (feminine)
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    • German success in Europe in 1940 had orphaned French and Dutch colonies in the region and they became the focus of Japanese attention.
    • The accepted strategy of establishing colonies and controlling a lucrative trade to and from them never really worked for the Dutch in the Atlantic, at least not for long.
    • The territories thus depopulated were then occupied by well organized colonies from Germany.
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    • He mobilized the elite of the American colony in Paris into a volunteer committee, whose first task was to help stranded tourists obtain money.
    • The first and largest Irish colony in London could be found in St Giles in the Fields.
    • There was an important Italian colony in London, mostly of Florentines and Lucchese, dealing in silk and silk fabrics.
    1.3 [Biology/Biología] colonia (feminine)
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    • All you have to do is dive near any large seal colony and let the animals' natural curiosity and playfulness do the rest.
    • Thought to be extinct, a last colony of 18 animals was discovered in Wyoming in 1981, and now there are some 1,600 in the West.
    • About 11 colonies of the plant are found in two locations in the northern area of the city of Scotts Valley, along with other locally rare plant species.
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    • They can culture and maintain colonies of the stem cells.
    • By growing a human stem cell colony from a single cell, researchers are one step closer to deriving a homogenous population of cells of a particular type.
    • We tested this by restreaking cells from colonies grown for 15-96 hours.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.