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[mou-iz-uh m] /ˈmaʊ ɪz əm/

the political, social, economic, and military theories and policies advocated by Mao Zedong, as those concerning revolutionary movements and guerrilla warfare.
Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry
adherence to or reverence for Mao Tse-tung and his teachings

1951 (adj.), 1963 (n.), in reference to the sort of Marxist-Leninist communist doctrines invented by Chairman Mao Tse-tung of China.
Maoism [(mow-iz-uhm)]

The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people. (See Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.)


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