expansionistic

expansionism

[ik-span-shuh-niz-uhm]
noun
a policy of expansion, as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century.

Origin:
1895–1900; expansion + -ism

expansionist, noun, adjective
expansionistic, adjective
antiexpansionism, noun
antiexpansionist, noun, adjective
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expansionism (ɪkˈspænʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country
 
ex'pansionist
 
n, —adj
 
expansion'istic
 
adj

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