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grassroots

adjective grass·roots \ˈgras-ˌrüts, -ˌrts\

Definition of GRASSROOTS

1
:  basic, fundamental <the grassroots factor in deciding to buy a house>
2
:  being, originating, or operating in or at the grass roots <a grassroots organization> <grassroots political support>
3
:  not adapted from or added to an existing facility or operation :  totally new <a grassroots refinery>

Variants of GRASSROOTS

grass·roots also grass·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

First Known Use of GRASSROOTS

1907

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with GRASSROOTS

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