(noun) an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun


(historical) A program of political and economic reform carried out in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and early 1990s under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev.

The period of time in the Soviet Union during which these reforms were carried out and in effect.


perestroika (plural perestroikas)

(singularity theory) A situation where a small variation of parameters leads to a sudden change in properties.

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

22 June 2024


(adjective) characterized by or indicating poverty; “the country had a poor economy”; “they lived in the poor section of town”

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Coffee Trivia

In 1884, Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy, demonstrated the first working example of an espresso machine.

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