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Marxism

Syllabification: Marx·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈmärkˌsizəm
 
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Definition of Marxism in English:

noun

The political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis for the theory and practice of communism.
Example sentences
  • In reality, he lost any connection to Bolshevism and Marxism many decades before he died.
  • It is based, of course, on a complete rejection of Marxism and genuine socialism.
  • That strategy was essential for the growth of socialism and Marxism in Scotland.

Derivatives

Marxian

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The government was to play an active role in controlling the economy, but unlike Marxian socialism, the state was not to take over the means of production.
  • Even many of the most ardent capitalists have learned the Marxian lesson that unrestrained free market capitalism creates a permanent underclass that is much more likely to revolt and overthrow the system.
  • According to the Marxian doctrines of imperialism, there prevails within an unhampered market society a tendency toward the establishment of monopolies.

Marxist

2
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The initiators were mostly men of the left: revolutionary syndicalists and former Marxists.
  • Many of them will take some ideas from works by Marx and by Marxists, but much more needs to be done.
  • The transnational capitalist class is not made up of capitalists in the traditional Marxist sense.

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