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Definitions for collectivism
kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əmcol·lec·tivism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietismnoun

    Soviet communism

  2. collectivismnoun

    a political theory that the people should own the means of production


  1. collectivismnoun

    An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are owned and controlled by the people collectively

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectivismnoun

    the doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. collectivisme.]


  1. Collectivism

    Collectivism is any philosophic, political, religious, economic, or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of every human being in a society or civilization. Collectivism is a basic cultural element that exists as the reverse of individualism in human nature. Collectivist orientations stress the importance of cohesion within social groups and in some cases, the priority of group goals over individual goals. Collectivists often focus on community, society, nation or country. It has been used as an element in many different and diverse types of government and political, economic and educational philosophies throughout history and most human societies in practice contain elements of both individualism and collectivism. Some examples of collectivist cultures include India and Japan. Collectivism can be divided into horizontal collectivism and vertical collectivism. Horizontal collectivism stresses collective decision-making among equal individuals, and is thus usually based on decentralization and egalitarianism. Vertical collectivism is based on hierarchical structures of power and on moral and cultural conformity, and is therefore based on centralization and hierarchy. A cooperative enterprise would be an example of horizontal collectivism, whereas a military hierarchy would be an example of vertical collectivism.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Collectivism

    the Socialistic doctrine that industry should be carried on by capital as the joint property of the community.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collectivism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collectivism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • jordyn.63478
    Forcing individuals to act in a way that others have decided to be the "common good" to allegedly benefit the most people; prioritizing a group of people over each individual in it.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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