feminism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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feminismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪ.zəm/
the ​belief that women should be ​allowed the same ​rights, ​power, and ​opportunities as men and be ​treated in the same way, or the set of ​activitiesintended to ​achieve this ​state: She had a ​lifelongcommitment to feminism.
(Definition of feminism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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feminismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfem·əˌnɪz·əm/
world history an ​organizedeffort to give women the same ​economic, ​social, and ​politicalrights as men
feminist
noun [C]  us   /ˈfem·ə·nɪst/
In the 19th ​century, feminists ​argued that women should be ​allowed to ​vote.
(Definition of feminism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “feminism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 女权主义, 女权运动…
in Turkish kadın haklarını savunma inancı…
in Russian феминизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女權主義, 女權運動…
in Polish feminizm…
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