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Lebensraum

[ley-buh ns-roum, -buh nz-] /ˈleɪ bənsˌraʊm, -bənz-/
noun, (often lowercase)
1.
additional territory considered by a nation, especially Nazi Germany, to be necessary for national survival or for the expansion of trade.
2.
any additional space needed in order to act, function, etc.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < German: living space
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Lebensraum

/ˈleɪbənzˌraʊm/
noun
1.
territory claimed by a nation or state on the grounds that it is necessary for survival or growth
Word Origin
German, literally: living space
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Word Origin and History for Lebensraum

lebensraum

n.

"territory needed for a nation's or people's natural development," 1905, from German genitive of leben "life" (see life) + raum "space" (see room (n.)).

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