Adjective "decolonization" definition and examples

(Decolonization may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌdiːkɒlənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

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Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'Both nations officially encouraged decolonization, yet both also sought to take newly independent countries into their spheres of influence.'
  2. 'He became a critic of all policies of decolonization of territories which he considered an integral part of France.'

More definitions

1. to release from the status of a colony.

2. to allow (a colony) to become self-governing or independent. verb (used without object), decolonized, decolonizing.

3. to free a colony to become self-governing or independent.

More examples(as adjective)

"committees can be decolonization."

Origin

(decolonize)