wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past

13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words

Adjacent Words

collective bargaining
collective call sign
collective farm
Collective fruit
collective mark
collective noun
collective protection
collective security
collective self-defense
collective unconscious
collector of internal revenue
collector's item

collectivism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: Soviet communism [syn: Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism]
2: a political theory that the people should own the means of production

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1857 1. a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also a system marked by such control 2. emphasis on collective rather than individual action or identity collectivist adjective or noun collectivistic adjective collectivistically adverb

Britannica Concise

Any of several types of social organization that ascribe central importance to the groups to which individuals belong (e.g., state, nation, race, or social class). It may be contrasted with individualism. J.-J. Rousseau was the first modern philosopher to discuss it (1762). K. Marx was its most forceful proponent in the 19th cent. Communism, fascism, and socialism may all be termed collectivist systems. See also communitarianism, kibbutz, moshav.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the theory and practice of the collective ownership of land and the means of production. Derivatives: collectivist n. collectivistic adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Collectivism Col*lect"iv*ism, n. [Cf. F. collectivisme.] (Polit. Econ.) The doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism. --W. G. Summer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Collectivism is the political belief that a country's industries and services should be owned and controlled by the state or by all the people in a country. Socialism and communism are both forms of collectivism.

Moby Thesaurus

Fabian socialism, Fabianism, Marxian socialism, Marxism, Nazism, Saint-Simonism, bipartisanship, centralism, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, collaboration, collaborativeness, collective farm, collective ownership, collectivity, collegiality, collusion, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, common ownership, communal effort, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, complicity, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, constitutionalism, cooperation, cooperative society, cooperativeness, democracy, democratism, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, esprit, esprit de corps, fascism, federalism, fellow feeling, fellowship, feudalism, feudality, governmentalism, guild socialism, harmony, imperialism, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, kibbutz, kolkhoz, mass action, monarchism, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism, mutuality, national socialism, nationalization, neofascism, octet, parliamentarianism, parliamentarism, phalansterism, pluralism, political principles, pooling, pooling of resources, profit sharing, public ownership, pulling together, quartet, quintet, reciprocity, republicanism, royalism, septet, sextet, sharecropping, socialism, solidarity, state ownership, state socialism, statism, symbiosis, synergism, synergy, team spirit, teamwork, town meeting, trio, triumvirate, troika, united action, utopian socialism

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup