- N-UNCOUNT (disapproval)(The spellings balkanization, and in British English balkanisation are also used.)If you disapprove of the division of a country into separate independent states, you can refer to the Balkanization of the country.
We've never accepted that there should be fragmentation or balkanization of the country.
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balkanization — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷nə̇ˈzāshən, ˌnīˈz noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized : the process of balkanizing : the state of being balkanized regretted the balkanization of South Africa and were anxious for some form of federation Leo Marquard perpetuate the… … Useful english dictionary
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Balkanization — Balkanize (also Balkanise) ► VERB ▪ divide (a region or body) into smaller mutually hostile states or groups. DERIVATIVES Balkanization noun … English terms dictionary
balkanization — noun see balkanize … New Collegiate Dictionary
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balkanization — bal|kan|i|za|tion also sation BrE [ˌbo:lkənaıˈzeıʃən US ˌbo:lkənə ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Balkans, the name of an area of southeast Europe with many small states that often fight each other] the practice of dividing a country into… … Dictionary of contemporary English
balkanization — bal·kan·i·za·tion … English syllables