Stakhanovism

[ stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uhm, stah-hah-no- ]
/ stəˈkɑ nəˌvɪz əm, stɑˈhɑ nɒ- /

noun

a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.

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Origin of Stakhanovism

First recorded in 1935–40; Stakhanov(ite) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Stakhanovism

Stakhanovism
/ (stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm) /

noun

(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers

Derived forms of Stakhanovism

Stakhanovite, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Stakhanovism

C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906–77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935
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