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The form of Marxism-Leninism developed in China chiefly by Mao Zedong.

Mao′ist adj. & n.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) adherence to or reverence for Mao Tse-tung and his teachings
ˈMaoist n, adj


(ˈmaʊ ɪz əm)

the theories and policies of Mao Zedong, esp. his strategy for revolution.
Mao′ist, n., adj.


1. the political and social theories and policies of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese communist leader, especially with regard to revolution and agrarian reform.
2. adherence to or belief in Mao’s doctrines. — Maoist, n., adj.
See also: China, Communism


Marxist ideology emphasizing the peasantry rather than the proletariat as the main force for revolutionary change, propounded by Mao Zedong (1893–1976).
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Noun1.Maoism - a form of communism developed in China by Mao ZedongMaoism - a form of communism developed in China by Mao Zedong
communism - a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society


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