centrism


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cen·trism

 (sĕn′trĭz′əm)
n.
The political philosophy of taking a moderate position that avoids extremes, as of right and left.

centrism

adherence to a middle-of-the-road position, neither left nor right, as in politics. — centrist, adj., n.
See also: Attitudes, Politics
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Noun1.centrism - a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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centrism

[ˈsentrɪzəm] Ncentrismo m
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