Leninism


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Len·in·ism

 (lĕn′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theory and practice of proletarian revolution as developed by Lenin.

Len′in·ist adj. & n.
Len′in·ite′ (lĕn′ə-nīt′) adj. & n.

Leninism

(ˈlɛnɪˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the political and economic theories of Lenin
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for Marxism-Leninism
ˈLeninist, ˈLeninite n, adj

Le•nin•ism

(ˈlɛn əˌnɪz əm)

n.
a modification of Marxism as taught by Lenin, with emphasis on the need for a well-trained party of professional revolutionaries.
[1915–20]
Le′nin•ist, n., adj.

Leninism

the political doctrines of Vladimir llich Ulyanov (Lenin), founder of Bolshevism, architect of the current Soviet government, originator of the Comintern, and author of the imperative that the Soviets lead the proletariat of other nations to revolution and communism. — Leninist, Leninite, n., adj.
See also: Communism

Leninism

The political theory of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, especially his interpretation and modification of Marxism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Leninism - the political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet UnionLeninism - the political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union; the modification of Marxism by Lenin stressed that imperialism is the highest form of capitalism (which shifts the struggle from developed to underdeveloped countries)
communism - a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
Translations
leninizmus
leninismo

Leninism

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Leninism

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Leninism

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