[ dee-vee-ey-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌdi viˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm /
(in Communist ideology) departure from accepted party policies or practices.
any deviation from official policy.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deviationismde·vi·a·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deviationism
/ (ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /
ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)
Derived forms of deviationismdeviationist, noun, adjective
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