Marx·​ian ˈmärk-sē-ən How to pronounce Marxian (audio)
: of, developed by, or influenced by the doctrines of Marx
Marxian socialism

Examples of Marxian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marxism has been discarded, although more by force of circumstances than conscious design, and the movement is still influenced by some Marxian reasoning; but, in general, Western Socialism has ceased to be class conscious and become reformist. Foreign Affairs, 18 Dec. 2011 Other theories of value that came before, such as the classical theory of value outlined by Adam Smith, and leading, perhaps ironically, to the Marxian theories of labor and power, presupposes the existence of value as a separate, measurable property that is only approximated by price. Dave Birnbaum, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Harvard’s version of DEI — the institutionalization of diversity, equality and inclusion — embraces the false Marxian insistence that all human experience, present and past, can be understood as interactions between the oppressed and those who oppress them. Rene J. Muller, Baltimore Sun, 5 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Marxian was in 1887

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“Marxian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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: of, developed by, or influenced by the doctrines of German political philosopher and socialist Karl Marx
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