WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
col•lec•tiv•ism /kəˈlɛktəˌvɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. 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. 
col•lec•tiv•is•tic, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
col•lec•tiv•ism  (kə lektə viz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Government, Philosophythe political principle of centralized social and economic control, esp. of all means of production.
col•lectiv•ist, n., adj. 
col•lec′tiv•istic, adj. 
col•lec′tiv•isti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • French collectivisme; see collective, -ism
  • 1875–80


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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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