Definition of protectionism in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈtekSHəˌnizəm/


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.

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Syllabification: pro·tec·tion·ism

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