Stakhanovism

[ stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uhm, stah-hah-no- ]

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

Origin of Stakhanovism

1
First recorded in 1935–40; Stakhanov(ite) + -ism

Words Nearby Stakhanovism

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British Dictionary definitions for Stakhanovism

Stakhanovism

/ (stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm) /


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

Origin of Stakhanovism

1
C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906–77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935

Derived forms of Stakhanovism

  • Stakhanovite, noun, adjective

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