sovkhoz
noun (plural sovkhozy or sovkhozes) Etymology: Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo soviet farm Date: 1921 a state-owned farm of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics paying wages to the workers

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  • SOVKHOZ — Le terme sovkhoz , abréviation du russe sovetskoe khozjajstvo (entreprise soviétique) servit à désigner en U.R.S.S. les grandes entreprises agricoles de l’État (d’où la traduction habituelle de sovkhoz par «fermes d’État» en français), par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sovkhoz — [säv′kôz] n. pl. sovkhozy [säv′kôz ē] a state owned farm in the Soviet Union * * * sov·khoz (sŏf kôzʹ, sôv KHôzʹ) n. A state owned farm that paid wages to workers in the former Soviet Union.   [Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo, soviet… …   Universalium

  • sovkhoz — [säv′kôz] n. pl. sovkhozy [säv′kôz ē] a state owned farm in the Soviet Union …   English World dictionary

  • Sovkhoz — A sovkhoz Audio|ru sovkhoz.ogg|listen (Russian language: Совхоз, Советское хозяйство, Sovetskoye khozyaystvo , soviet farm ), typically translated as state farm, is a state owned farm. The term originated in the Soviet Union, hence the name. The… …   Wikipedia

  • sovkhoz — noun state farm in Soviet Russia The average size of a sovkhoz was 15,300 hectares (153 km²), nearly three times the average kolkhoz (5,900 hectares or 59 km² in 1990 …   Wiktionary

  • sovkhoz —   see collective farming …   Geography glossary

  • sovkhoz — sovk|hoz Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • sovkhoz — n. government run agricultural system in the former U.S.S.R in which farmers were paid wages for their labor and were also entitled to a small plot of ground for private farming uses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • SOVKHOZ — Sovietskoïe Khoziaistvo (Russe. En franc. = Exploitation soviétique. On trouve souvent l orthographe sovkhoze, plus conforme à l esprit de la langue française). Ferme d État de grande taille où les agriculteurs sont des travailleurs salariés …   Sigles et Acronymes francais

  • sovkhoz —    (singular); sovkhozy (plural) (sov KOHZ, sov KOH zee) [Russian] In the former Soviet Union, a strictly state run enterprise, such as a farm or a factory, often located on a large estate that once belonged to a wealthy private owner. Sovkhozy… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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