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communism

noun [U] uk ( also Communism)   /ˈkɒm.jʊ.nɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈkɑː.mjə-/
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 uk ( also Communist)   /-nɪst/ us  
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the Communist Party communist ideology Was she ever a Communist?
Translations of “communism”
in Spanish comunismo…
in Korean 공산주의…
in Arabic شُيوعِيّة…
in Portuguese comunismo…
in French communisme…
in German der Kommunismus…
in Catalan comunisme…
in Japanese 共産主義…
in Italian comunismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共產主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共产主义…
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