Definition of “feminism” - English Dictionary

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feminismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfem·əˌnɪz·əm/

world history an organized effort to give women the same economic, social, and political rights as men

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)