Definitions for Communismˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(2.00 / 2 votes)

  1. communism(noun)

    a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

  2. communism(noun)

    a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society

WiktionaryRate this definition:(1.00 / 1 vote)

  1. communism(Noun)

    Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively.

  2. communism(Noun)

    Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy.

  3. communism(Noun)

    The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist.

  4. Communism(Noun)

    The ideology of political parties that use the term Communist in their names, usually Marxist and Leninist.

  5. Communism(Noun)

    The socio-economic system based on such parties' ideologies.

  6. Communism(Noun)

    A state of affairs perceived as oppressive, overly arbitrary, or totalitarian.

  7. 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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Communism(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [F. communisme, fr. commun common.]

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  1. Communism

    Communism is a revolutionary socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order. This movement, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the "socialist world" and the "Western world". Marxist theory holds that pure communism or full communism is a specific stage of historical development that inevitably emerges from the development of the productive forces that leads to a superabundance of material wealth, allowing for distribution based on need and social relations based on freely associated individuals. Marxist theory contends that socialism is a transitional stage on the road to communism. Leninism adds to Marxism the notion of a vanguard party to lead the proletarian revolution and to secure all political power after the revolution for the working class, for the development of universal class consciousness and worker participation, in a transitional stage between capitalism and communism.

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Communism

    community of property in a State.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Communism

    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.

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