Pronunciation: (bōl'shu-viz"um, bol'-), [key]
1. the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally. Also,bol'she•vism,Bol•she•vik•ism,bol•she•vik•ismPronunciation: (bōl'shu-vi-kiz"um, bol'-). [key]
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