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dialectical materialism

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  1. a form of materialism, developed chiefly by Karl Marx, noted especially for the application of the Hegelian dialectic in its philosophy of history.

Origin of dialectical materialism

First recorded in 1925–30
Related formsdialectical materialist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dialectical materialism

dialectical materialism

  1. the economic, political, and philosophical system of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that combines traditional materialism and Hegelian dialectic
Derived Formsdialectical materialist, noun
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