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communism

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