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dialectical materialism

n.
The Marxian interpretation of reality that views matter as the sole subject of change and all change as the product of a constant conflict between opposites arising from the internal contradictions inherent in all events, ideas, and movements.

dialectical materialism

n
1. (Philosophy) the economic, political, and philosophical system of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that combines traditional materialism and Hegelian dialectic
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the economic, political, and philosophical system of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that combines traditional materialism and Hegelian dialectic
3. (Economics) the economic, political, and philosophical system of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that combines traditional materialism and Hegelian dialectic
dialectical materialist n

dialec′tical mate′rialism


n.
the Marxian system of thought that combines philosophical materialism with the Hegelian dialectic and forms the theoretical basis for Communism.
[1925–30]

dialectical materialism

the combination of traditional materialism and Hegelian dialectic as espoused in the economic and political philosophies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. — dialectical materialist.
See also: Communism
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Noun1.dialectical materialism - the materialistic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
physicalism, materialism - (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
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materialismo dialettico
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