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deviationism

[dee-vee-ey-shuh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. (in Communist ideology) departure from accepted party policies or practices.
  2. any deviation from official policy.
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Origin of deviationism

First recorded in 1935–40; deviation + -ism
Related formsde·vi·a·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deviationism

deviationism

noun
  1. ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)
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Derived Formsdeviationist, noun, adjective
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