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Meaning of "Luddism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LUDDISM

Luddism  [ˈlʌdɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LUDDISM

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determiner
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Luddism is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LUDDISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Luddism

Luddite

The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. Although the origin of the name Luddite is uncertain, a popular theory is that the movement was named after Ned Ludd, a youth who allegedly smashed two stocking frames in 1779, and whose name had become emblematic of machine destroyers. The name evolved into the imaginary General Ludd or King Ludd, a figure who, like Robin Hood, was reputed to live in Sherwood Forest.

Definition of Luddism in the English dictionary

The definition of Luddism in the dictionary is irrational, violent, or stubborn opposition to change.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LUDDISM


absurdism
æbˈsɜːdɪzəm
bastardism
ˈbɑːstədɪzəm
Buddhism
ˈbʊdɪzəm
cryptorchidism
krɪpˈtɔːkɪˌdɪzəm
druidism
ˈdruːɪdɪzəm
faddism
ˈfædɪzəm
foodism
ˈfuːdɪzəm
Hasidism
həˈsɪdɪzəm
hyperthyroidism
ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
hypothyroidism
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
invalidism
ˈɪnvəlɪˌdɪzəm
landlordism
ˈlændlɔːˌdɪzəm
Methodism
ˈmɛθədɪzəm
nomadism
ˈnəʊmədɪzəm
nudism
ˈnjuːdɪzəm
photoperiodism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈpɪərɪəˌdɪzəm
post-Fordism
ˌpəʊstˈfɔːdɪzəm
sadism
ˈseɪdɪzəm
vagabondism
ˈvæɡəˌbɒndɪzəm
warlordism
ˈwɔːˌlɔːdɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LUDDISM

Lucus Augusti
Lucy
lud
Luddite
lude
Ludendorff
luderick
Ludhiana
ludic
ludically
ludicrous
ludicrously
ludicrousness
Ludlow
ludo
ludship
Ludwigsburg
Ludwigshafen

WORDS THAT END LIKE LUDDISM

avant-gardism
blackguardism
Chassidism
contrabandism
dihybridism
encyclopaedism
encyclopedism
eunuchoidism
faradism
Girondism
Hassidism
jihadism
Lollardism
Mahdism
paludism
propagandism
Talmudism
triadism
tribadism
vanguardism

Synonyms and antonyms of Luddism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Luddism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LUDDISM

Find out the translation of Luddism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Luddism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Luddism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卢德运动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ludismo
570 millions of speakers

English

Luddism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Luddism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Luddism
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

луддизма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ludismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Luddism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

luddisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Luddisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Luddismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Luddism
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Luddism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luddism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Luddism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Luddism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लुडविम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Luddism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

luddismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Luddism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Луддізма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Luddism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Luddism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Luddism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Luddism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Luddism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Luddism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LUDDISM»

The term «Luddism» is used very little and occupies the 151.779 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LUDDISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Luddism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LUDDISM»

Discover the use of Luddism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Luddism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism
the new global logic of techno-mobilisation, ̄ Robins and Webster cannot finally argue away the reifying tendencies of neo-Luddism itself, or succeed bymere assertion inclaimingtherelevance of historical Luddism. In this new context of ...
Steven E. Jones, 2006
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Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and ...
CHAPTER. IN. DEFENCE. OF. LUDDISM. There is a war on, but only one side is armed: this is the essence of the technology question today. On the one side is private capital, scientized and subsidized, mobile and global, and now heavily ...
David F. Noble, 1995
3
Social Change in the 19th Century Novel
Eagleton, 49). It demonstrates that the novel is based on thoroughly researched historical fact
Marco Sievers, 2013
4
Writings of the Luddites
that Luddism was not a conspiratorial movement and that it lacked a clear leadership. Thomis's documentary history, Luddism in Nottinghamshire, followed soon after, in 1972. It draws heavily, even comprehensively, on the Home Office ...
Kevin Binfield, 2004
5
Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780-1840
Luddism Although the term 'Luddism' is often employed to describe machine breaking in general, most historians apply it to the very limited period 1811-16 and to the specific geographical areas of Nottingham, Leicestershire and South ...
John E. Archer, 2000
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Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to ...
production meant extra output, decreased labour costs, competitive edge, and more control over the labour process (Mr Baron Thompson spoke their language) . It was against this backcloth that Luddism came into being. But this Luddism, the  ...
Kevin Robins, Frank Webster, 2003
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Singlejack Solidarity
Luddism Today Luddism emerged as a movement from below in the last decade of the eighteenth century. It impeded the factory-ization of cottage industry and the mechanization of stocking weaving for over three decades, postponing the ...
Stan Weir, George Lipsitz, 2004
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Nationalism, Industrialization, and Democracy, 1815-1914
Luddism. in. England,. France,. and. Germany. Both the large number of unskilled workers and the factories that could employ them were a threat to the artisans, who fell victim to technological unemployment. These artisans often responded to  ...
Thomas Garden Barnes, Gerald D. Feldman, 1980
9
The Making of the English Working Class
No account of Luddism is satisfactory which is confined to a limited industrial interpretation, or which dismisses its insurrectionary undertones with talk of a few 'hotheads'. Even in Nottingham, where Luddism showed greatest discipline in ...
E. P. Thompson, 2002
10
Anarcho-primitivism
Neo-Luddism is a personal philosophy against modern technology.96 Neoluddism is based on the historical legacy of the British Luddites which were active between 1811 and 1816.96 Neo-luddism does not equate necessarily to outright ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LUDDISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Luddism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Expanding Africa's Capacity for Digital Technology
Before now, neo-luddism, which is a philosophy opposing many forms of modern technology, reigned supreme especially in the African ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
2
The machines are taking over, and they've even got human names
This is not a modern day form of Luddism: it's a basic human response to people being replaced by machines. Personally, I refuse to use ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
GM Jerry Dipoto's departure reveals Mike Scioscia to be …
Luddism in 2015 isn't a quirk. It's practically a sin, the open defiance of knowledge, which is the most powerful entity in baseball today. «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
4
'The Singularity & Socialism' - an interview with author C. James …
Unfortunately, there are many on the left – those whom adhere to both Neo-Luddism and Neo-Malthusianism – who believe otherwise. «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Jun 15»
5
Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell's fiction our reality?
"We should reject the premise that the only two alternatives we face are technological progress and luddism.” But while Professor Acquisti is ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
6
Cogar: A curmudgeon's new, old philosophy
So I am starting a movement I will call Neo-Luddism. But first let me get the disclaimers out of the way. Yes, I am old. Some would say very old, ... «Longview News-Journal, Jun 15»
7
Historical texts as literature? We do well to praise EP Thompson
In the book's extended section on Luddism, for example, we have a lengthy meditation on the limitations of the sources and the ongoing contest ... «The Conversation AU, Jun 15»
8
Darpa robot challenge showcases further potential for automation
Then to prevent unrest and the rise of 'neo-luddism', the state provides welfare, providing you present yourself to state scrutiny every week and ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
9
Jack White's Contentious History With the Internet
In an interview with Canada's National Post, as the Dead Weather were releasing their debut album, White showed his growing neo-Luddism ... «Vulture, May 15»
10
Socialist magazine rejects elites disdain for 'industrial agriculture'
Such an ethos, and not a timorous Luddism, is what will impel us to create the matchless modern cuisines appropriate to our time. The GLP ... «Genetic Literacy Project, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Luddism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/luddism>. Apr 2020 ».
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