Definitions for Communismˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•mu•nismˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm(n.)
a theory or system of social organization based on holding all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community or to the state.
(often cap.) a political doctrine or movement based on Marxism and developed by Lenin and others, seeking a violent overthrow of capitalism and the creation of a classless society.
(often cap.) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single political party.
(often cap.) the principles and practices of a Communist Party.
Ref: communalism .
Origin of communism:
1835–45; < F communisme. See common , -ism
a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
communism(noun)ˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm
a system of government in which property and money are shared equally
Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively.
Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy.
The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist.
The ideology of political parties that use the term Communist in their names, usually Marxist and Leninist.
The socio-economic system based on such parties' ideologies.
A state of affairs perceived as oppressive, overly arbitrary, or totalitarian.
Origin: A calque of the word Kommunismus (from Marx and Engels's Manifesto of the German Communist Party), in turn a calque of the word communisme, which was formed from commun, from communis, and the suffix -isme.
a scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
community of property in a State.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production with the professed aim of establishing a classless society.
Translations for Communism
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with capital) a system of government under which there is no private industry and (in some forms) no private property, most things being state-owned.
- comunismoPortuguese (BR)
- der KommunismusGerman
- fahaman komunisMalay
- كمونيزم (هغه اجتماعى نظام چه هلته پرهر شى عمومى مالكيت وى او ټول توليدى وسايل په ټولنى پورې اړه ولرى او ټول توليدى وسيل په ټولنى پورې اړه ولرى او ټول توليدات په مساوى ډول پرخلكو ويشل كيږى په دې اجتماعى نظام كې له هر چا څخه دده دوس په اندازه كا را خيسPashto
- 共產主義Chinese (Trad.)
- chủ nghĩa cộng sảnVietnamese
- 共产主义Chinese (Simp.)
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