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/ˈkämyəˌnizəm/,
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A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs,
  1. A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs


  1. a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
  2. a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
  3. (communist) a member of the communist party
  4. Communism is a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless society structured upon communal ownership of the means of production and the end of wage labour and private property. ...
  5. Criticism of communism can be divided in two broad categories: Those concerning themselves with the practical aspects of 20th century Communist states and those concerning themselves with communist principles and theory. Although they often overlap, these two categories are logically distinct.
  6. (The Communist (UK)) The Workers' Weekly was the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Great Britain, established in February of 1923. The publication was succeeded by The Daily Worker in 1930.
  7. Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively; Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy; The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist
  8. (communist) An advocate of a society based on the common ownership of property; A revolutionary or subversive radical; Of, relating to, supporting, or advocating communism
  9. (COMMUNIST) [Marxist sense:] A person who works to bring about the overthrow of capitalism by the working class, and the transformation of capitalist society into socialism and then into communist society. ...
  10. (Communist) a person who believes in a social system where there are no classes and no private ownership of production.
  11. (Communist) characterizing a political and economic system in which all property is owned by the community and the distribution of income is to each according to his or her need. This put the State in charge of organizing every aspect of the economy. ...
  12. (Communist) n. One of the money changers Jesus drove out of the temple.
  13. (Communists) People who want everyone to be treated in the same way, everyone should be equals. For example: everyone get the same pay for the jobs they do.
  14. A concept or system of society in which the collective community shares ownership in resources and the means of production. In theory, such societies provide for equal sharing of all work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need. ...
  15. A system of government in which a single, totalitarian, party holds power. It is characterized by state control of the economy, and restriction on personal freedoms. It was first proposed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in The Communist Manifesto.
  16. An economic system that calls for complete equality, a communal sharing of all goods, and in its ultimate form, an absence of government.
  17. Ideology centered on eliminating class inequality via collective ownership of means of production; form of one-party government controlling economy and society in name of such ideology. Rooted in work of Karl Marx and other nineteenth-century critics of industrial capitalism. ...
  18. a theory of revolutionary socialism propounded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, advocating a social and economic organization in which workers rather than financial investors (capitalists) control the means of production and distribution of goods. ...
  19. Shared possession of property by all members of a society; hence, the political movement, fostered by Marx and Engels, that encourages formation of a proletarian state for the purpose of overcoming the class-structures and alienation of labor that characterize capitalistic societies. ...
  20. An economic or political system based on the sharing of all work and property by the whole community.
  21. A social system in which all property is owned and shared by society as a whole, with none belonging to individual citizens. This ideology was common in central and eastern Europe up until the end of the 1980s.
  22. Communism is an economic and political system based on the principle "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need. ...
  23. An economic system in which capital is owned by government. Contrasts with capitalism.
  24. a belief developed by Karl Marx. It basically stated that everybody is equal and no-one was better than anybody else. One person's luxury lifestyle, lead to another person's poverty and exploitation.
  25. A future economic system, beyond socialism, possible when everyone's needs are met and there is no longer any reason to apportion sparse resources.