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sovietnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/  us   /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/
an ​electedgroup at any of several ​levels in Communistcountries, ​especially (in the past) the USSR

Sovietadjective

uk   /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/  us   /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/
(in the past) of the USSR: the Soviet ​people

Sovietnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.vi.ət/  us   /ˈsoʊ.vi.ət/ mainly US
the Soviets
the ​people of the USSR
(Definition of soviet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sovietnoun [C]

 /ˈsoʊ·viˌet, -vi·ɪt/
world history a ​groupelected to ​govern a ​region or ​area in a ​communistcountry (= one ​based on ​publicownership of ​property and ​control of ​production)
world history, world history the ​people and esp. the ​leaders of the U.S.S.R.
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