[ yoo r-uh-kom-yuh-niz-uh m, yur- ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈkɒm yəˌnɪz əm, ˌyɜr- /


a form of Communism that developed in some western European nations independently of the Soviet Union.

Origin of Eurocommunism

First recorded in 1970–75; Euro- + communism

OTHER WORDS FROM Eurocommunism

Eu·ro·com·mu·nist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for eurocommunism

/ (ˌjʊərəʊˈkɒmjʊˌnɪzəm) /


the policies, doctrines, and practices of Communist Parties in Western Europe in the 1970s and 1980s, esp those rejecting democratic centralism and favouring nonalignment with the Soviet Union and China

Derived forms of Eurocommunism

Eurocommunist, noun, adjective
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