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[len-uh-niz-uh m]
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  1. the form of Communism as taught by Lenin, with emphasis on the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Origin of Leninism

First recorded in 1915–20; Lenin + -ism
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Examples from the Web for leninism

Historical Examples

  • It came to be used interchangeably with Leninism, as a synonym.


    John Spargo

  • It seems to me something like Marxism, Leninism, also in the English language.

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    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for leninism


  1. the political and economic theories of Lenin
  2. another name for Marxism-Leninism
Derived FormsLeninist or Leninite, noun, adjective
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