What does communist mean?

Definitions for communist
ˈkɒm yə nɪstcom·mu·nist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Communistnoun

    a member of the communist party

  2. communist, commieadjective

    a socialist who advocates communism

  3. communist, communisticadjective

    relating to or marked by communism

    "Communist Party"; "communist governments"; "communistic propaganda"

Wiktionary

  1. communistnoun

    An advocate of a society based on the common ownership of property.

  2. communistnoun

    A revolutionary or subversive radical.

  3. communistadjective

    Of, relating to, supporting, or advocating communism.

  4. Communistnoun

    A member of a (nominally) Communist party.

  5. Communistnoun

    A person who believes the philosophy of Communism.

  6. Communistadjective

    relating to a (nominally) Communist party.

Wikipedia

  1. communist

    Communism (from Latin communis, 'common, universal') is a sociopolitical, philosophical, and economic ideology and current within the socialist movement, whose goal is the establishment of a communist society, a socioeconomic order centered around common ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange that allocates products to everyone in the society. Communist society also involves the absence of private property, social classes, money, and the state. Communists often seek a voluntary state of self-governance but disagree on the means to this end. This reflects a distinction between a more libertarian approach of communization, revolutionary spontaneity, and workers' self-management, and a more vanguardist or Communist party-driven approach through the development of a constitutional socialist state followed by the withering away of the state. As one of the main ideologies on the political spectrum, communism is placed on the left-wing alongside socialism, and communist parties and movements have been described as radical left or far left.Variants of communism have been developed throughout history, including anarcho-communism, Marxist schools of thought, and religious communism, among others. Communism includes a variety of schools of thought, which broadly include Marxism, Leninism, and libertarian communism, as well as the political ideologies grouped around those. All of these different ideologies generally share the analysis that the current order of society stems from capitalism, its economic system, and mode of production, that in this system there are two major social classes, that the relationship between these two classes is exploitative, and that this situation can only ultimately be resolved through a social revolution. The two classes are the proletariat (the working class), who make up the majority of the population within society and must sell their labor to survive, and the bourgeoisie (the capitalist class), a small minority that derives profit from employing the working class through private ownership of the means of production. According to this analysis, a communist revolution would put the working class in power, and in turn establish common ownership of property, the primary element in the transformation of society towards a communist mode of production.Communism in its modern form grew out of the socialist movement in 19th-century Europe, who blamed capitalism for the misery of urban factory workers. In the 20th century, several ostensibly Communist governments espousing Marxism–Leninism and its variants came into power, first in the Soviet Union with the Russian Revolution of 1917, and then in portions of Eastern Europe, Asia, and a few other regions after World War II. As one of the many types of socialism, communism became the dominant political tendency, along with social democracy, within the international socialist movement by the early 1920s. During most of the 20th century, around one-third of the world's population lived under Communist governments. These governments, which have been criticized by other leftists and socialists, were characterized by one-party rule and suppression of opposition and dissent. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, several previously Communist governments repudiated or abolished Communist rule altogether. Afterwards, only a small number of nominally Communist governments remained, which are China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam.While the emergence of the Soviet Union as the world's first nominally Communist state led to communism's widespread association with the Soviet economic model, several scholars posit that in practice the model functioned as a form of state capitalism. Public memory of 20th-century Communist states has been described as a battleground between anti-anti-communism and anti-communism. Many authors have written about excess deaths under Communist states and mortality rates, such as excess mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, which remain a controversial, polarized, and debated topic in academia, historiography, and politics when discussing communism and the legacy of Communist states.

ChatGPT

  1. communist

    Communist refers to a person who supports or believes in the principles of communism, a socioeconomic ideology and political system promoting the elimination of private property and advocating for public or common ownership of goods and production resources. Such a system also aims for the elimination of social classes, widespread equality, and the creation of a stateless, classless society. The term can also refer to a member of a political party that supports communism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communistnoun

    an advocate for the theory or practice of communism

  2. Communistnoun

    a supporter of the commune of Paris

  3. Etymology: [F. communiste.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2509

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2681

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communist' in Nouns Frequency: #2544

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communist' in Adjectives Frequency: #323

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of communist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of communist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of communist in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay Barnes:

    Michelle Steel employs the same disinformation that has led to an increase in violence against members of the Asian American community, while shamelessly smearing a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves, as a Taiwanese American who holds a Top Secret security clearance, Lt. Commander Jay Chen deeply understands the threat China poses to the United States. While Confucius Classrooms were widely accepted across the United States a dozen years ago, including by the State Department, the Chinese Communist Party’s evolution as an aggressor towards the United States and its democratic allies has further informed the U.S. State Department’s evaluation of these programs, and Lt. Commander Chen remains aligned with their analysis.

  2. Ruben Kirakossian:

    The Koreans have a Communist set-up, and in today's world that's not a relevant proposition.

  3. Marsha Blackburn:

    I will never kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party.

  4. Jeff Wasserstrom:

    Economic times are going to get tougher in Chinese Communist and this leads to discontent. But now there's an ability to blame a lot of those hard times on the United States.

  5. Julio Antonio Fernandez:

    I expect to see big changes in Cuba with the new constitution, a new state structure, a transformed political system, led by the Communist Party, of course, but different and confronting big challenges.

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