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  1. colonization

    • IPA[ˌkɒlənʌɪˈzeɪʃn]

    英式

    • n.
      the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area;the action of appropriating a place or domain for one's own use
    • noun: colonization, plural noun: colonizations

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    名詞

    • 1. the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area Africa boasts a tradition of higher education institutions that predate Western colonization the European invasion and colonization of the Americas
    • the action of appropriating a place or domain for one's own use the complete colonization of television entertainment by reality shows
    • the action by a plant or animal of establishing itself in an area lower airway bacterial colonization suitable sites for colonization by Asian crabs
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    • IPA[ˌkälənəˈzāSHən]

    美式

    • n.
      the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of ... Africa boasts a tradition of higher education institutions that predate Western colonization the European invasion and colonization of the Americas

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