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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)

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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
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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.
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Translations of “communism”
in Korean 공산주의…
in Arabic شُيوعِيّة…
in Malaysian fahaman komunis…
in French communisme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共產主義…
in Italian comunismo…
in Spanish comunismo…
in Vietnamese chủ nghĩa cộng sản…
in Portuguese comunismo…
in Thai ระบบคอมมิวนิสต์…
in German der Kommunismus…
in Catalan comunisme…
in Japanese 共産主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共产主义…
in Indonesian komunisme…
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