WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
col•lec•tiv•ism /kəˈlɛktəˌvɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]

    Governmentthe socialist principle or system of control by which the people collectively, or the state, are in charge of all means of production or economic activity.
col•lec•tiv•ist,n. [countable],adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
col•lec•tiv•ism  (kə lektə viz′əm), 

    Government, Philosophythe political principle of centralized social and economic control, esp. of all means of production.
  • French collectivisme; see collective, -ism
  • 1875–80
col•lectiv•ist, n., adj. 
col•lec′tiv•istic, adj. 
col•lec′tiv•isti•cal•ly, adv. 

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collectivism /kəˈlɛktɪˌvɪzəm/ n
  1. the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people

colˈlectivist n colˌlectiˈvistic adj

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