dialectical materialism

noun

Definition of dialectical materialism

: the Marxist theory that maintains the material basis of a reality constantly changing in a dialectical process and the priority of matter over mind — compare historical materialism

First Known Use of dialectical materialism

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Dialectical materialism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialectical%20materialism. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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