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re·vi·sion·ism

 (rĭ-vĭzh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
2. A recurrent tendency within the Communist movement to revise Marxist theory in such a way as to provide justification for a retreat from the revolutionary to the reformist position.

re·vi′sion·ist adj. & n.

revisionism

(rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital)
a. a moderate, nonrevolutionary version of Marxism developed in Germany around 1900
b. (in Marxist-Leninist ideology) any dangerous departure from the true interpretation of Marx's teachings
2. the advocacy of revision of some political theory, religious doctrine, historical or critical interpretation, etc
3. (Judaism) (usually capital) an ultra-nationalist form of Zionism that arose in Palestine in the 1940s
reˈvisionist n, adj

re•vi•sion•ism

(rɪˈvɪʒ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. (among Communists) any departure from Marxist doctrine, theory, or practice, esp. the tendency to favor reform above revolutionary change.
2. advocacy of revision, esp. of some authoritative or generally accepted doctrine, theory, or practice.
[1900–05]
re•vi′sion•ist, n., adj.

revisionism

Marxism. any deviation from Marxist theory, doctrines, or practice, especially to modify revolution to evolution. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
a movement to reexamine historical information in the light of current knowledge. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: History
the advocacy of revision, especially in relation to court decisions. — revisionist, n. — revisionary, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
2.revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
Translations

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒənɪzəm] Nrevisionismo m

revisionism

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm] n (Pol) → revisionismo
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