communism

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.juˌnɪzm̩/

Etymology[edit]

A calque of the German word Kommunismus (from Marx and Engels's Manifesto of the German Communist Party), in turn a calque of the French word communisme, which was formed from commun (common), from Latin communis, and the suffix -isme (-ism).

The red flag, particularly when marked with a yellow hammer intersecting a yellow sickle, is an iconic symbol of communism.

Noun[edit]

communism (plural communisms)

  1. Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively.
  2. Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy.
  3. The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist.

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