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- adj. Of or pertaining to collectivism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or related to or accordant with collectivism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively
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The prevalence of the large corporation, with its shift of power from the owners to the managers has certainly changed the character of modern capitalism from an individualistic to a "collectivistic" system.
Kutchera also noted since the Caucasian market is often individualistic whereas the Hispanic market tends to be collectivistic, according to Geert Hofstede, the Dutch organizational sociologist who studied cultural dimensions in international business.
“The Western tradition of seeking help from a stranger such as a psychologist may be culturally inappropriate from a collectivistic perspective,” she wrote.
Yeh described this orientation as “collectivistic,” because family and community took priority over the needs of the individual.
Maybe women aren't considering "the economic vitality of nations," but there was a time when conservatives thought putting individual rights ahead of collectivistic nationalism was a good thing.
In contrast, the liberal as well as the radical propagandist has developed a tendency to avoid any reference to his private existence for the sake of “objective” interests to which he appeals: the former in order to show his matter-of-factness and competence, the latter because his collectivistic attitude would be jeopardized if he should play up his own personality.
Beneficiaries of the welfare state, along with idealistic young people steeped in collectivistic mythology, are likely to be highly motivated on President Obama's behalf.
His motto of a disciplined freedom, in combination with a collectivistic nationalism, would merge the individual with the whole and forge a sense of national unity, pride, and glory which Greece had lacked for so long.
Menand appears trapped in a collectivistic worldview.
Unfortunately, Menand appears trapped in a collectivistic worldview.
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