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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revisionist - a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position
commie, communist - a socialist who advocates communism
Translations

revisionist

[rɪˈvɪʒənɪst]
A. ADJrevisionista
B. Nrevisionista mf

revisionist

nRevisionist(in) m(f)

revisionist

[rɪˈvɪʒənɪst] adj & n (Pol) → revisionista (m/f)
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