balkanize (Amer.) 'Bal·kan·ize || 'bɔːlkənaɪz v. partition an area or territory into many small states that are frequently engaged in hostilities against one another (also balkanise)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Harold Bloom — Infobox Writer name = Harold Bloom caption = birthdate = July 11, 1930 birthplace = New York City deathdate = deathplace = occupation = literary and cultural critic genre = movement = Romanticism, Aestheticism notableworks = The Western Canon,… …   Wikipedia

  • Names of Anatolia — This article discusses the various names throughout history by which the country we now know as Anatolia and Turkey has been referred to. The English name for Turkey is derived from the Medieval Latin Turchia (c.1369).[1] The name for Turkey in… …   Wikipedia

  • Balkanize — Balkanization, n. Balkanism, n. /bawl keuh nuyz /, v.t., Balkanized, Balkanizing. 1. to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states. 2. (often l.c.) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually… …   Universalium

  • Matthew Parish — For the British former Conservative MP and journalist see Matthew Parris. Matthew Parish Matthew Parish is a lawyer and scholar of international relations. He is best known for his writings about the politics of the western Balkans, in particular …   Wikipedia

  • Balkanize — [bôl′kən īz΄] vt., vi. Balkanized, Balkanizing [often b ] to break up into small, mutually hostile political units, as the Balkans after WWI Balkanization n …   English World dictionary

  • balkanization — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷nə̇ˈzāshən, ˌnīˈz noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized : the process of balkanizing : the state of being balkanized regretted the balkanization of South Africa and were anxious for some form of federation Leo Marquard perpetuate the… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.