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"socialism" in British English

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socialismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈsoʊ-/
C2 the set of ​beliefs that ​states that all ​people are ​equal and should ​shareequally in a country's ​money, or the ​politicalsystemsbased on these ​beliefs

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

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socialismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃəˌlɪz·əm/
social studies any ​economic or ​politicalsystembased on ​governmentownership and ​control of ​importantbusinesses and ​methods of ​production
(Definition of socialism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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socialismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsəʊʃəlɪzəm/
POLITICS, ECONOMICS an ​economic, ​political, and ​socialsystem that is ​based on the belief that all ​people are ​equal and should ​share equally in a country's ​money: It is a ​culture that is closer to socialism than ​capitalism. Following the ​collapse of state socialism, there were many ​questions about how the ​societies of Central and Eastern ​Europe would become ​integrated into ​internationalcapitalism.
(Definition of socialism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “socialism”
in Arabic اشتِراكِيّة…
in Korean 사회주의…
in Portuguese socialismo…
in Catalan socialisme…
in Japanese 社会主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会主义, 社会主义制度…
in Turkish sosyalizm…
in Russian социализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會主義, 社會主義制度…
in Italian socialismo…
in Polish socjalizm…
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