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noun 
  1. The ideology of political parties that use the term 'Communist' in their names, usually Marxist and Leninist.
  2. The socio-economic system based on such parties' ideologies.
  3. (context, US, informal) A state of affairs perceived as oppressive, overly arbitrary, or totalitarian.

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noun 
  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.
Translations: 
  • French: communisme(fr)
  • German: Kommunismus(de)m
  • Italian: comunismo(it)m
  • Spanish: comunismo(es)m
Etymology: A calque of the word Kommunismus (from Marx and Engels's http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm Manifesto of the German Communist Party), in turn a calque of the word communisme, which was formed from commun ("common"), from communis, and the suffix -isme ("-ism"). flag, particularly when marked with a yellow hammer intersecting a yellow sickle, is an iconic symbol of communism.]]


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