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.

Nearby words

  1. deviability,
  2. deviance,
  3. deviant,
  4. deviate,
  5. deviation,
  6. deviatory,
  7. devic's disease,
  8. device,
  9. devil,
  10. devil and deep blue sea

Origin of deviationism

First recorded in 1935–40; deviation + -ism

Related formsde·vi·a·tion·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deviationism

deviationism

/ (ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)
Derived Formsdeviationist, noun, adjective

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