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collectivism

[kuh-lek-tuh-viz-uh m] /kəˈlɛk təˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French collectivisme; see collective, -ism
Related forms
collectivist, noun, adjective
collectivistic, adjective
collectivistically, adverb
noncollectivistic, adjective
procollectivism, noun
procollectivist, adjective, noun
procollectivistic, adjective
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Examples from the web for collectivism
  • collectivism is widely seen as being opposed to individualism.
  • Horizontal collectivism stresses common goals, interdependence and sociability.
British Dictionary definitions for collectivism

collectivism

/kəˈlɛktɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
2.
a social system based on this principle
Derived Forms
collectivist, noun
collectivistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for collectivism
n.

1880, in socialist theory, from collective + -ism. Related: Collectivist (1882 as both noun and adjective); collectivization (1890).

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