sphere of influence


noun, plural spheres of influence.

any area in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.

Nearby words

  1. sphenotic,
  2. spher-,
  3. spheral,
  4. spherality,
  5. sphere,
  6. spherical,
  7. spherical aberration,
  8. spherical angle,
  9. spherical astronomy,
  10. spherical coordinate

Origin of sphere of influence

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for sphere of influence

sphere of influence

noun

a region of the world in which one state is dominant
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