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Stakhanovism

[stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uh m, stah-hah-no-] /stəˈkɑ nəˌvɪz əm, stɑˈhɑ nɒ-/
noun
1.
a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.
Origin of Stakhanovism
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; Stakhanov(ite) + -ism
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Stakhanovism

/stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
Derived Forms
Stakhanovite, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906–77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935
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