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1915, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from German Aktivismus, from aktiv active entry 1 + -ismus -ism
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20 May 2020
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“Activism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/activism. Accessed 25 May. 2020.
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