[ kuh-lek-tuh-vahy-zey-shuhn ]
/ kəˌlɛk təˌvaɪˈzeɪ ʃən /
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the act or process of organizing a people, industry, enterprise, etc., according to collectivism, an economic system in which control, especially of the means of production, is shared cooperatively or centralized: After World War I Russia introduced a full-scale command economy, including the collectivization of agriculture and the nationalization of almost all industrial capital.
the act of making something apply to a group of people as a whole rather than as individuals: The collectivization of guilt is a tool used to show that the community in which the crimes occurred has yet to become a community that can guarantee they will not be repeated.
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Also especially British, col·lec·ti·vi·sa·tion .
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How to use collectivization in a sentence
In 1929 they revolted against collectivization, leading to a decade-long struggle.How Chechnya Suffered Under Russian Rule|David Frum|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Rather like a nightmare from the years of Soviet collectivization,” her friend Maxim replied.Putin-Backed Crackdown Breaks Up Moscow Protests|Anna Nemtsova|December 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Finally, collectivization of agriculture eliminated most of the newly enlarged small peasant class.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Small private farms survive mainly in the mountainous regions where collectivization is impractical.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Land collectivization and the nationalization of business destroyed the economic basis of families.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
A major factor has been the collectivization of agriculture.
The regime's policy of complete agricultural collectivization has been distressing for the peasant class.