Meaning of “communism” in the English Dictionary

"communism" in British English

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communismnoun [ U ]

also Communism uk /ˈkɒm.jə.nɪ.zəm/ us /ˈkɑː.m.jə.nɪ.zəm/

the belief in a society without different social classes in which the methods of production are owned and controlled by all its members and everyone works as much as they can and receives what they need

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communist
adjective, noun also Communist uk /ˈkɒm.jə.nɪst/ us /ˈkɑː.m.jə.nɪst/

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the Communist Party
communist ideology
Was she ever a Communist?

(Definition of “communism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"communism" in American English

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communismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɑm·jəˌnɪz·əm/

politics & government an economic system based on public ownership of property and control of the methods of production, and in which no person profits from the work of others

(Definition of “communism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"communism" in Business English

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communismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒmjʊnɪzəm/ us 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
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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)