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communism

com·mun·ism

communism

 
pronunciation:
kam y nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the theory of a classless social system in which all property and means of production are owned in common; socialist theory deriving from the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
definition 2: (sometimes cap.) a social system, esp. that of the former Soviet Union, in which all means of production are owned by the state.
definition 3: the international movement to establish state socialism as the dominant world social system.
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