deviationism

[ dee-vee-ey-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌdi viˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm /

noun

(in Communist ideology) departure from accepted party policies or practices.
any deviation from official policy.

Origin of deviationism

First recorded in 1935–40; deviation + -ism

Related forms

de·vi·a·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deviationism

deviationism

/ (ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)

Derived Forms

deviationist, noun, adjective
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