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Meaning of COMMUNISM

Pronunciation:  'kâmyu`nizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
  2. [n]  a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

COMMUNISM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: bolshevism, Castroism, collectivism, ideology, Leninism, Maoism, Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, political orientation, political theory, socialism, socialist economy, sovietism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"mu*nism\, n. [F. communisme, fr. commun common.]
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.

Note: At different times, and in different countries, various
      schemes pertaining to socialism in government and the
      conditions of domestic life, as well as in the
      distribution of wealth, have been called communism.

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