Definition of Lebensraum in English:

Lebensraum

noun

mass noun
  • The territory which a group, state, or nation believes is needed for its natural development.

    • ‘The concept of Lebensraum as understood in Nazi ideology included in it the assumption that war was inevitable.’
    room to manoeuvre, room, space, breathing space, scope, freedom, play, free rein, licence, latitude, leeway, margin, clearance
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Origin

German, literally ‘living space’ (originally with reference to Germany).

Pronunciation

Lebensraum

/ˈleɪb(ə)nzˌraʊm//ˈleːbnsˌraʊm/