collectivism

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. collectivisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. colligĕre, collectum, from col, together, and legĕre, to gather.

Usage

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
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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.
COMMUNITARIANISM (UN AGENDA 21) IS THE MODERN CONCEPT OF COMMUNALISM AND COLLECTIVISM.
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 .
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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
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