Definition of Great Leap Forward in English:

Great Leap Forward

Pronunciation /ɡrāt lēp ˈfôrwərd/ /ɡreɪt lip ˈfɔrwərd/

proper noun

  • An unsuccessful attempt made under Mao Zedong in China 1958–60 to hasten the process of industrialization and improve agricultural production by reorganizing the population into large rural collectives and adopting labor-intensive industrial methods.


Great Leap Forward

/ɡrāt lēp ˈfôrwərd/ /ɡreɪt lip ˈfɔrwərd/