What does exploitation mean?

Definitions for exploitationˌɛk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exploitation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exploitation, development(noun)

    the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

    "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"

  2. exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using(noun)

    an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

    "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"


  1. exploitation(Noun)

    The act of exploiting or utilizing.

  2. Origin: exploitation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exploitation(noun)

    the act of exploiting or utilizing

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. Exploitation

    This article discusses the term exploitation in the meaning of using something in an unjust or cruel manner.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. exploitation

    1. Taking full advantage of success in military operations, following up initial gains, and making permanent the temporary effects already achieved. 2. Taking full advantage of any information that has come to hand for tactical, operational, or strategic purposes. 3. An offensive operation that usually follows a successful attack and is designed to disorganize the enemy in depth. See also attack; pursuit.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exploitation' in Nouns Frequency: #2539


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anna Flora Werneck:

    There was an unawareness about sexual exploitation as a serious violation of child rights.

  2. Wayne Flynt:

    This narrative of senility, exploitation of this helpless little old lady is just hogwash. It's just complete bunk.

  3. Catherine Klirodotakou from Womankind Worldwide:

    Prevention and response services have been affected and poverty is increasing sexual violence, exploitation and abuse.

  4. Jordie Hannum:

    While the U.S. must demand reforms on abuse and exploitation, one must not lose sight of the importance of peacekeeping missions.

  5. Norm Eisen:

    This is outrageous, more exploitation of public office for Trump's personal gain, using the government's megaphone to promote Mar-A-Lago.

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