[ mou-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈmaʊ ɪz əm /
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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 MaoismMaoist, noun, adjective
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How to use Maoism in a sentence
Substantial portions of rural India are under the control of Maoist insurgents.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she was 7, her parents moved to London and then Toronto to escape violent Maoist uprisings in India.Shooting the Stars With Fashion Photographers Markus and Indrani|Abigail Pesta|November 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To help bring the public onboard, authorities vilified the bad old Maoist days.Gu Kailai’s Murder Trial Evokes Story of Mao’s Widow Jiang Qing|Melinda Liu|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Maoist threats to take the Third World were having an effect across Southeast Asia.The Hurt Locker's Greatest Victory|Tunku Varadarajan|March 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
One can imagine an authentic Maoist radical condemning Jones as a sellout.Leave Van Jones Alone|Reihan Salam|September 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Maoism
/ (ˈmaʊɪzəm) /
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 MaoismMaoist, noun, adjective
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Cultural definitions for 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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