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Noun decolonisation has 1 sense
  1. decolonization, decolonisation - the action of changing from colonial to independent status
    --1 is a kind of group action
    Derived form: verb decolonise1

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Term: Decolonisation

Definition: Decolonisation refers to the process of undoing the effects of colonialism, where a colonized nation or territory gains independence from its colonial power and reclaims its sovereignty.



  1. The decolonisation of India in 1947 marked the end of British colonial rule.
  2. Several African countries underwent decolonisation in the mid-20th century.


  1. After years of struggle, the nation successfully decolonised itself from foreign control.
  2. Decolonising the education system became a focal point in many post-colonial societies.

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