[ 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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Origin of deviationism
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/ (ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /
ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)
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