bioregionalism

noun

bio·​re·​gion·​al·​ism ˌbī-ō-ˈrēj-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce bioregionalism (audio)
-ˈrē-jə-nᵊl-i-
: an environmentalist movement to make political boundaries coincide with bioregions
bioregionalist
ˌbī-ō-ˈrēj-nə-list How to pronounce bioregionalism (audio)
-ˈrē-jə-nᵊl-ist
noun or adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Several experiments in bioregionalism at large scales are underway, although most remain somewhat top-down in their governance. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 20 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioregionalism was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“Bioregionalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioregionalism. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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