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means of production

plural noun
1.
(in Marxist theory) the raw materials and means of labour (tools, machines, etc) employed in the production process
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noun

in Marxism, the aggregate natural resources needed of a society or country for manufacturing; the productive capacity of these resources

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The means of production form the economic basis of a society.

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