Maoism [mou-iz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the political, social, economic, and military theories and policies advocated by Mao Zedong, as those concerning revolutionary movements and guerrilla warfare.

Origin of Maoism First recorded in 1950–55; Mao (Zedong) + -ism Related formsMao·ist, noun, adjective Related Words for maoism communism, collectivism, Maoism, Leninism, Bolshevism, Fabianism, Marxism Examples from the Web for maoism Contemporary Examples of maoism

  • Nobody ever reads the last few chapters, which are all about Maoism.

    Reading Prison Novels In Prison

    Daniel Genis

    May 24, 2014

  • British Dictionary definitions for maoism Maoism noun

    1. Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry
    2. adherence to or reverence for Mao Tse-tung and his teachings

    Derived FormsMaoist, noun, adjective maoism in Culture Maoism [(mow-iz-uhm)]

    The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people. (See Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.)

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