Marx·​ism ˈmärk-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Marxism (audio)
: the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx
especially : a theory and practice of socialism (see socialism sense 3) including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society
Marxist noun or adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web The heir to a real estate fortune, Crow oversees his family’s business empire and recently named Marxism as his greatest fear. Joshua Kaplan, ProPublica, 6 Apr. 2023

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First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Marxism was in 1883

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“Marxism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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