collectivism

[ kuh-lek-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əm /
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noun

the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.

Origin of collectivism

1875–80; < French collectivisme; see collective, -ism
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collectivism

/ (kəˈlɛktɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun

the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
a social system based on this principle
Derived Formscollectivist, nouncollectivistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for collectivistic

collectivism


n.

1880, in socialist theory, from collective + -ism. Related: Collectivist (1882 as both noun and adjective); collectivization (1890).

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