[nee-oh-kuh-loh-nee-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌni oʊ kəˈloʊ ni əˌlɪz əm/
the policy of a strong nation in seeking political and economic hegemony over an independent nation or extended geographical area without necessarily reducing the subordinate nation or area to the legal status of a colony.
(in the modern world) political control by an outside power of a country that is in theory sovereign and independent, esp through the domination of its economy
also neo-colonialism, 1955, from neo- + colonialism.
The dominance of strong nations over weak nations, not by direct political control (as in traditional colonialism), but by economic and cultural influence.
noun a new form of communism; revived communism that addresses current issues Usage Note neo-communist adj
[nee-oh-kon] /ˌni oʊˈkɒn/ noun 1. a neoconservative. n. by 1987, abbreviation for neo-conservative in the U.S. political sense. Neoconservatism is the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is in the ‘American grain.’ It is hopeful, not lugubrious; forward-looking, not nostalgic; and its general tone is cheerful, not grim or dyspeptic. Its […]
/ˌniːəʊˈkɒn/ noun 1. (US, informal)
[nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh-nist] /ˌni oʊ kənˈfyu ʃə nɪst/ adjective 1. of or relating to or neo-Confucianism. noun 2. (def 2).