nomenklatura

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian номенклатура (nomenklatúra), from Latin nōmenclātūra (a calling by name, list of names), from nomen (name) + calare (call).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɒˌmɛnkləˈtjʊəɹə/, /nɒˌmɛnkləˈtʃʊəɹə/

Noun[edit]

nomenklatura (countable and uncountable, plural nomenklaturas)

  1. (now historical) A list of bureaucratic posts in government and industry in the former Soviet Union (or other communist countries), filled by those appointed by the Party. [from 20th c.]
  2. The people on such lists; by extension, any privileged class, a social or political elite. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 764:
      Communism envisioned […] an Authority Ranking of political control (in theory, the dictatorship of the proletariat; in practice, a nomenklatura of commissars under a charismatic dictator).

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nomenclatura (a calling by name, list of names), from nomen (name) + calare (call)

Noun[edit]

nomenklatura f

  1. nomenclature

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

nomenklatura f (plural nomenklature)

  1. nomenklatura

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nomenklatǔːra/
  • Hyphenation: no‧men‧kla‧tu‧ra

Noun[edit]

nomenklatúra f (Cyrillic spelling номенклату́ра)

  1. nomenclature

Declension[edit]