- Also called class conflict. conflict between different classes in a community resulting from different social or economic positions and reflecting opposed interests.
- Also called class war, class warfare. (in Marxist thought) the struggle for political and economic power carried on between capitalists and workers.
- the class struggle marxism the continual conflict between the capitalist and working classes for economic and political powerAlso known as: the class war
The idea, associated with Karl Marx (see also Marx), that conflict between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat (see also proletariat) is inevitable and will result in the triumph of socialism over capitalism.