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Mao•ism  (mouiz əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmentthe political, social, economic, and military theories and policies advocated by Mao Zedong, as those concerning revolutionary movements and guerrilla warfare.
Maoist, n., adj. 
  • Mao (Zedong) + -ism 1950–55

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Maoism /ˈmaʊɪzəm/ n
  1. Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry
  2. adherence to or reverence for Mao Tse-tung and his teachings

ˈMaoist n , adj


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