feminism

noun fem·i·nism \ ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of feminism

1 : the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2 : organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests

feminist

play \ˈfe-mə-nist\ noun or adjective

feministic

play \ˌfe-mə-ˈni-stik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of feminism


FEMINISM Defined for English Language Learners

feminism

noun

Definition of feminism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities

  • : organized activity in support of women's rights and interests


FEMINISM Defined for Kids

feminism

noun fem·i·nism \ ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of feminism for Students

1 : the belief that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities
2 : organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests

feminist

\-nist\ noun or adjective

Medical Dictionary

feminism

noun fem·i·nism \ ˈfem-ə-ˌniz-əm \

medical Definition of feminism

dated
: the presence of female secondary sex characteristics in a male


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