decolonization

[[t]di͟ːkɒ̱lənaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT
Decolonization means giving political independence to a country that was previously a colony.
Ant:
colonization
(in BRIT, also use decolonisation)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Decolonization — (alternative spelling: decolonisation) refers to the undoing of colonialism, the unequal relation of polities whereby one people or nation establishes and maintains dependent Territory (courial governments) over another. It can be understood… …   Wikipedia

  • decolonization — n. 1. the action of changing from colonial to independent status. Syn: decolonisation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decolonization — [dē΄kə lō΄nē əl ə zā′shəndē käl΄ə nə zā′shən] n. the act or process of eliminating colonialism or freeing from colonial status: also decolonialization [dē΄kə lō΄nē əl ə zā′shən] decolonize [dē käl′ə nīz΄] vt., vi. decolonized, decolonizing * * *… …   Universalium

  • decolonization — 1853 in political sense, Amer.Eng., from DE (Cf. de ) + COLONIZATION (Cf. colonization). Earlier as a medical term …   Etymology dictionary

  • decolonization — (Amer.) n. act of making a colony independent (also decolonisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolonization — [dē΄kə lō΄nē əl ə zā′shəndē käl΄ə nə zā′shən] n. the act or process of eliminating colonialism or freeing from colonial status: also decolonialization [dē΄kə lō΄nē əl ə zā′shən] decolonize [dē käl′ə nīz΄] vt., vi. decolonized, decolonizing …   English World dictionary

  • decolonization — dekolonizacija statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Procesas, kurio metu kolonijos ar kitos priklausomos teritorijos tampa nepriklausomomis valstybėmis. Procesas prasidėjo 18 a., kai nuo Britanijos atsiskyrė ir tapo nepriklausomos jos kolonijos… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • decolonization — noun see decolonize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decolonization — noun the freeing of a colony etc from dependent status by granting it independence See Also: decolonize …   Wiktionary

  • decolonization — de|col|o|ni|za|tion [ di,kalənı zeıʃn ] noun uncount the process by which a COLONY becomes independent from the country that used to control it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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