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communism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkɒmjʊnɪzəm/ (also Communism) POLITICS, ECONOMICS
a political theory that believes that the state should control the methods of production, there should be no separate social classes and everyone should be treated equally: the ideology of communism → Compare capitalism
a political and economic system that is officially based on this theory: The book deals with the realities of life under Communism in the former Soviet Union.
(Definition of communism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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