means of production

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Etymology[edit]

Loan translation of German Produktionsmittel, coined by Karl Marx.

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means of production pl (plural only)

  1. (economics, Marxism) The combination of the means of labor--such as machines, tools, and equipment--and the subject of labor used by workers to make products.

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