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ˈmɑrk sɪz əm; -si əˌnɪz əmMarx·ism

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  1. Marxismnoun

    the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism


  1. Marxismnoun

    A system of economic and political thought, originated by Karl Marx, and elaborated by others. It holds that the state has been the a device for suppression of the masses, allowing exploitation by a dominant (capitalistic) class; that historical change occurs through class struggle; and that the capitalist system will inevitably wither away to be superseded by a classless society.


  1. Marxismnoun

    The socialist philosophy and political program founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; scientific socialism.

    Etymology: Karl Marx + -ism.

  2. Marxismnoun

    The socialist ideology of the followers of Karl Marx; a radical, revolutionary political philosophy that aims to capture state power, introduce a dictatorship of the proletariat, and then progress to communism.

    Etymology: Karl Marx + -ism.

  3. marxismnoun

    The socialist philosophy and political program developed by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

    Etymology: Karl Marx + -ism.

  4. marxismnoun

    Any social or political philosophy or ideology derived from the thought of Karl Marx.

    Etymology: Karl Marx + -ism.


  1. Marxism

    Marxism is an economic and sociopolitical worldview and method of socioeconomic inquiry based upon a materialist interpretation of historical development, a dialectical view of social change, and an analysis of class-relations within society and their application in the analysis and critique of the development of capitalism. In the mid-to-late 19th century, the intellectual tenets of Marxism was inspired by two German philosophers: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxist analyses and methodologies have influenced multiple political ideologies and social movements throughout history. Marxism encompasses an economic theory, a sociological theory, a philosophical method, and a revolutionary view of social change. There is no one definitive Marxist theory; Marxist analysis has been applied to a variety of different subjects and has been misconceived and modified during the course of its development, resulting in multiple and sometimes contradictory theories that fall under the rubric of Marxism or Marxian analysis. Marxism is based on a materialist understanding of societal development, taking as its starting point the necessary economic activities required by human society to provide for its material needs. The form of economic organization, or mode of production, is understood to be the basis from which the majority of other social phenomena — including social relations, political and legal systems, morality and ideology — arise. These social relations form the superstructure, for which the economic system forms the base. As the forces of production improve, existing forms of social organization become inefficient and stifle further progress. These inefficiencies manifest themselves as social contradictions in the form of class struggle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marxism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marxism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Marxism in a Sentence

  1. Leonardo DiMedio:

    Social Malware: Communism, Socialism, Marxism, Progressive Fascism are the Social Malware of our day. (Leonardo coined the phrase Social Malware)

  2. Graham Greene:

    Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.

  3. Harold Macmillan:

    Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.

  4. James Scott:

    Cultural Marxism, now called Political Correctness is a loaded gun that one puts to their own head. The narrative illusion normalizes the abnormal and is an elitist weapon over minions for citizen vs. citizen policing for establishment control.

  5. Pete Ricketts:

    This statement from liberal academics is clear proof Nebraska’s taxpayer dollars are being used to push Critical Race Theory at the University of Nebraska, critical Race Theory is a new form of Marxism that seeks topitAmericans against each other based on race and identity.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. disturb
    • B. obligate
    • C. accompany
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