Definition of collectivism
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
collectivistplay \-vist\ adjective or noun
collectivisticplay \-ˌlek-ti-ˈvis-tik\ adjective
collectivisticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
First Known Use of collectivism
COLLECTIVISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collectivism for English Language Learners
: a political or economic system in which the government owns businesses, land, etc.
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