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The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
2. (Sociology) a social system based on this principle
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
col•lec•tiv•ism(kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əm)
the socialist principle of control by the people collectively, or the state, of all means of production or economic activity.
[1875–80; < French collectivisme]
col•lec′tiv•ist, n., adj.
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the socialist principle of control by the state of all means of productive or economic activity. — collectivist, n., adj. — collectivistic, adj.See also: Politics
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The belief that the means of production in a state should be controlled by the people.
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|Noun||1.||collectivism - Soviet communism |
communism - a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
|2.||collectivism - a political theory that the people should own the means of production|
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collectivism[kəˈlektɪvɪzəm] N → colectivismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
collectivism[kəˈlɛktɪvɪzəm] n → collectivisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Kollektivismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
collectivism[kəˈlɛktɪvɪz/əm] n → collettivismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995