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[ih-kon-uh-miz-uh m] /ɪˈkɒn əˌmɪz əm/

the theory or practice of assigning primary importance to the economy or to economic achievement.

(often capital) (in Tsarist Russia) a political belief that the sole concern of the working classes should be with improving their living conditions and not with political reforms


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