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[mahrk-see-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Karl Marx or his theories.
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Origin of Marxian

First recorded in 1885–90; Marx + -ian
Related formsMarx·i·an·ism, nounpost-Marx·i·an, adjectivepre-Marx·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for marxian

Historical Examples

  • This is, as we shall see, entirely Ricardian, but not Marxian.


    John Spargo

  • As we know to-day, the Marxian calculation is complete, but it is not correct.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Much has changed in the world, but the Marxian doctrines have remained unchanged.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker

  • The Marxian Socialists will tell you all about him; only he isn't there.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    G. K. Chesterton

  • The orthodox Marxian has little use for middle-class people.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson

British Dictionary definitions for marxian


  1. of or relating to Karl Marx and his theories
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Derived FormsMarxianism, noun
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