[ stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uhm, stah-hah-no- ]
/ stəˈkɑ nəˌvɪz əm, stɑˈhɑ nɒ- /
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a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.
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British Dictionary definitions for Stakhanovism
/ (stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm) /
(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
Derived forms of StakhanovismStakhanovite, 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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