Zionism

noun
Zi·​on·​ism | \ ˈzī-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Zionism (audio) \

Definition of Zionism

: an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel

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Zionist \ ˈzī-​ə-​nist How to pronounce Zionism (audio) \ adjective or noun
Zionistic \ ˌzī-​ə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce Zionism (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Zionism

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Zionism was in 1890

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“Zionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zionism. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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Zionism

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English Language Learners Definition of Zionism

: political support for the creation and development of a Jewish homeland in Israel

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