means of production

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means of production
 
pl n
(in Marxist theory) the raw materials and means of labour (tools, machines, etc) employed in the production process

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Main Entry:  means of production
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Marxism, the aggregate natural resources needed of a society or country for manufacturing; the productive capacity of these resources
Example:  The means of production form the economic basis of a society.
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