Maoism

noun
Mao·​ism | \ ˈmau̇-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Maoism (audio) \

Definition of Maoism

: the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism developed in China chiefly by Mao Zedong

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Maoist \ ˈmau̇-​ist How to pronounce Maoism (audio) \ noun or adjective

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Maoism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maoism. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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