Stakhanovism

Stakhanovism

[stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uhm, stah-hah-no-]
noun
a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.

Origin:
1935–40; Stakhanov(ite) + -ism

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Stakhanovism (stæˈkænəˌvɪzəm)
 
n
(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
 
[C20: named after A. G. Stakhanov (1906--77), Soviet coal miner, the worker first awarded benefits under the system in 1935]
 
Sta'khanovite
 
n, —adj

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