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  1. col·o·ni·za·tion
    IPA[kälənəˈzāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 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
    • 2. the action of appropriating a place or domain for one's own use:

      the complete colonization of television entertainment by reality shows
    • 3. the action by a plant or animal of establishing itself in an area:

      lower airway bacterial colonization suitable sites for colonization by Asian crabs
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: colonization, plural noun: colonizations

    • noun

      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:

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