Definition of Communism in English :

Define Communism in English

Communism meaning in English

Meaning of Communism in English

Pronunciation of Communism in English

Communism pronunciation in English

Pronounce Communism in English


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1. communism

a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

2. communism

a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of communism
advocacy of a classless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community
any social, economic, or political movement or doctrine aimed at achieving such a society
3. (usually capital)
a political movement based upon the writings of Marx that considers history in terms of class conflict and revolutionary struggle, resulting eventually in the victory of the proletariat and the establishment of a socialist order based on public ownership of the means of production
See also Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, socialism
4. (usually capital)
a social order or system of government established by a ruling Communist Party, esp in the former Soviet Union
5. (often capital) mainly US
any leftist political activity or thought, esp when considered to be subversive
communal living; communalism

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see synonyms of communism
any economic theory or system based on the ownership of all property by the community as a whole
2.  [often C-]
a hypothetical stage of socialism, as formulated by Marx, Engels, Lenin, and others, to be characterized by a classless and stateless society and the equal distribution of economic goods, and to be achieved by revolutionary and dictatorial, rather than gradualistic, means
the form of government of various, esp. former, socialist states which profess to be working toward this stage by means of state planning and control of the economy, a one-party political structure, and an emphasis on the requirements of the state rather than on individual liberties
see also socialism
3.  [often C-]
a political movement for establishing a communist system
the doctrines, methods, etc. of the Communist parties
4.  Loosely
5.  Loosely
any political ideas or activity thought of as being leftist or subversive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of communism
1. A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.
2. Communism
a. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
b. The Marxist-Leninist doctrine advocating revolution to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat that will eventually evolve into a perfectly egalitarian and communal society.

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