Definition of collectivization in US English:

collectivization

(British collectivisation)

noun

  • See collectivize

    • ‘In the 1930s, the Soviet government began policies of collectivization, education for all, and assimilation.’
    • ‘The beginning of forced collectivisation in the early 1930s was carried through with unprecedented brutality and resulted in unimaginable hardships for the countryside.’
    • ‘The sweeping collectivisation of land in the 1950s was driven by the need to generate revenues to carry out industrialisation and maintain support for the regime among the mass of the peasantry.’
    • ‘By the time of the First Five-Year Plan and collectivisation, when the Stalinist bureaucracy was consolidated as a class, there was little social provision for childcare.’
    • ‘Famines, largely caused by civil war and the Soviet collectivization of agriculture, decimated the rural population in the 1920s and 1930s.’

Pronunciation

collectivization

/kəˌlektəvəˈzāSHən/