activism

[ ak-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ ˈæk təˌvɪz əm /

noun

the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.
Philosophy.
  1. a theory that the essence of reality is pure activity, especially spiritual activity, or process.
  2. a theory that the relationship between the mind and the objects of perception depends upon the action of the mind.

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Origin of activism

From the German word Aktivismus, dating back to 1905–10. See active, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for activism

activism
/ (ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun

a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one

Derived forms of activism

activist, noun
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