• WordNet 3.6
    • n collectivism a political theory that the people should own the means of production
    • n collectivism Soviet communism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Collectivism (Polit. Econ) The doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collectivism The socialistic theory or principle of centralization of all directive social and industrial power, especially of control of the means of production, in the people collectively, or the state: the opposite of individualism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Collectivism the economic theory of socialism, that industry should be carried on with a collective capital
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. collectivisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. colligĕre, collectum, from col, together, and legĕre, to gather.


In literature:

He had of course no prevision of democratic Collectivism.
"Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw
We've had advantages; we've had unity and collectivism blasted into our brains.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
Collectivism follows the line of Monopoly.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
COLLECTIVISM: and the division of labor, 718.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
All political convictions vary between the two extremes which I will call Collectivism and Anarchy.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
The most prominent champion of "Collectivism" was at this time Michel Bakounine.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
What we want is collectivism touched with emotion.
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
How are these strange, turbulent, individualistic creatures to be fitted into any rational collectivism?
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
A corresponding advance will then take place in the capacity for collectivism.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
It is an unimportant variation of Proudhon's Collectivism.
"Anarchism" by E. V. Zenker
A major factor has been the collectivization of agriculture.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
The intense Egoism of his nature rebels against any kind of Socialism or Collectivism.
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
The government actively courted the peasants in order to win them over to its policy of collectivization.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Small private farms survive mainly in the mountainous regions where collectivization is impractical.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In addressin' de collectiv' wisdum of dis orguss resemblage, I axes, is we to go fowards?
"K. K. K. Sketches, Humorous and Didactic" by James Melville Beard
The inevitable outcome of the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the triumph of each in its own proper field.
"The Library and Society" by Various
For this reason collectivism by itself is too simple a solution.
"The Acquisitive Society" by R. H. Tawney
The second was the new collectivism.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
I was much interested to learn there the particular form of Collectivism which prevailed in the country districts of New England.
"The Woman Who Vowed" by Ellison Harding
The modern business collectivism forces a collective morality.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

In news:

Paul Ryan re-ignites old collectivism vs individualism debate.
The Battle Between Ayn Rand And Collectivism Reaches A Climax.
With President Obama's line "You didn't build that," the battle between individualism and collectivism has reached a climax.
Collectivism can be good LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
Wikipedia is just one remarkable example of an emerging collectivism —and not just Wikipedia but wikiness at large.
Groups of people start off simply sharing and then progress to cooperation, collaboration, and finally collectivism .
To do so they must avoid collectivism and facilitate collaboration.
Here is the second sentence of Robert Conquest's The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine.
Boots Riley is nobody's armchair Marxist, not with lifelong commitments to collectivism shoring up his I'm-a-Communist boasts.
Capitalism , Not Collectivism, Will Be Key To Carbon Mitigation.
Capitalism, Not Collectivism, Will Be Key To Carbon Mitigation.
The Battle Between Ayn Rand And Collectivism Reaches A Climax .
With President Obama's line "You didn't build that," the battle between individualism and collectivism has reached a climax .
Capitalism, Not Collectivism, Will Be Key To Carbon Mitigation .

In science:

These collectivized electrons are in the field of the so-called σ electrons which are located close to the atomic nuclei and not much different from the ordinary atomic electrons.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
As energy and level density increase, we pass the region of strong coupling via continuum where the width collectivization occurs and broad ”Dicke resonances” [23, 24, 26] form the contribution of direct processes.
A Simple Mode on a Highly Excited Background: Collective Strength and Damping in the Continuum
Such tunneling effects can be incorporated in both kinetic and fluid descriptions of the collectiv e electron motion [5, 6].
Semi-relativistic effects in spin-1/2 quantum plasmas