from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
  • noun A recurrent tendency within the Communist movement to revise Marxist theory in such a way as to provide justification for a retreat from the revolutionary to the reformist position.

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  • noun the advocacy of a revision of some accepted theory, doctrine or a view of historical events
  • noun derogatory an evolutionary form of Marxism, abandoning some of its original principles

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
  • noun any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx


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