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Maoism

[ mou-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈmaʊ ɪz əm /
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noun
the political, social, economic, and military theories and policies advocated by Mao Zedong, as those concerning revolutionary movements and guerrilla warfare.

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Origin of Maoism

First recorded in 1950–55; Mao (Zedong) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Maoism

Maoist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Maoism

Maoism
/ (ˈmaʊɪzəm) /

noun
Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry
adherence to or reverence for Mao Tse-tung and his teachings

Derived forms of Maoism

Maoist, noun, adjective
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Cultural definitions for Maoism

Maoism
[ (mow-iz-uhm) ]

The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people. (See Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.)

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