Pronunciation: (men'shu-vik; Russ. myin-shi-vyēk'),[key] —n., —pl.-viks, -vik•iPronunciation: (-vik"ē, -vē"kē; Russ. -vyi-kyē').[key] a member of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' party in opposition to the Bolsheviks: advocated gradual development of full socialism through parliamentary government and cooperation with bourgeois parties; absorbed into the Communist party formed in 1918. Also,men'she•vik.