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Definition of communism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a political movement that believes in an economic system in which the state controls the means of producing everything on behalf of the people. It aims to create a society in which everyone is treated equally.
  2. 2Communism the system of government by a ruling Communist Party, such as in the former Soviet Union compare capitalism
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