Definition of Activism

1. Noun. A policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.

Generic synonyms: Policy
Derivative terms: Activist, Activistic

Definition of Activism

1. Noun. The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue. ¹

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Definition of Activism

1. a doctrine that emphasizes direct and decisive action [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Activism

active transport
active treatment
active trust
active vasoconstriction
active vasodilation
active vocabulary
active voice
active volcano
activism (current term)
activist judge
activist judges
activist justice
activist justices
activities of daily living
activities of daily living scale
activity coefficient
activity cycles

Literary usage of Activism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Developments in School Finance edited by William J. Fowler, William J. Fowler, Jr. (1998)
"Court-Ordered School Finance Equalization: Judicial activism and Democratic Opposition About the Author Dr. Douglas S. Reed is an Assistant Professor in the ..."

2. Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in Mary Cowhey by Mary Cowhey (2006)
"... participatory citizens who know the power of their own voices? I think so. Is it subversive? What do you think? CHAPTER 6 Learning Through activism 121 ..."

3. Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy of Life by William Ralph Boyce Gibson (1907)
"... PHILOSOPHY AS AN activism SINCE the opening of the year 1907 Eucken has published two additional volumes—the 'Fundamentals of a New Philosophy of Life' ..."

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