Definition of Lebensraum in English:


Line breaks: Le¦bens|raum
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪb(ə)nzˌraʊm
, ˈleːbnsˌraʊm/


[mass noun]
  • The territory which a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development.
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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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