Dictionary

environmentalism

noun en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism \-ˌvī-rə(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm, -ˌvī(-ə)r(n)-\

Definition of ENVIRONMENTALISM

1
:  a theory that views environment rather than heredity as the important factor in the development and especially the cultural and intellectual development of an individual or group
2
:  advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment; especially :  the movement to control pollution

First Known Use of ENVIRONMENTALISM

circa 1922
Medical Dictionary

environmentalism

noun en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism \-ˌvī-rən-ˈment-əl-ˌiz-əm, -ˌvī(-ə)rn-\

Medical Definition of ENVIRONMENTALISM

:  a theory that views environment rather than heredity as the important factor in the development and especially the cultural and intellectual development of an individual or group

Browse

3 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: environmentalistPrevious Word in the Dictionary: environmentAll Words Near: environmentalism
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears