Pronunciation: (sä'miz-dät"; Russ. su-myiz-dät'), [key]
1. a clandestine publishing system within the Soviet Union, by which forbidden or unpublishable literature was reproduced and circulated privately.
2. a work or periodical circulated by this system.
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