[stuh-kah-nuh-viz-uh m, stah-hah-no-] /stəˈkɑ nəˌvɪz əm, stɑˈhɑ nɒ-/
a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935.
(in the former Soviet Union) a system designed to raise production by offering incentives to efficient workers
[stuh-kah-nuh-vahyt, -kan-uh-] /stəˈkɑ nəˌvaɪt, -ˈkæn ə-/ noun 1. a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded. adjective 2. of or relating to a Stakhanovite or to Stakhanovism.
noun 1. a stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usually by burning. 3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning: Joan of Arc was […]
[stuh-lak-tuh-fawrm] /stəˈlæk təˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. resembling or shaped like a stalactite.
noun 1. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an icicle, hanging from the roof of a cave or the like, and formed by the dripping of percolating calcareous water. noun 1. a cylindrical mass of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave: formed by precipitation from continually dripping water Compare […]