See under vertical mobility(def 1).
Words nearby upward mobility
Origin of upward mobility
First recorded in 1945–50
OTHER WORDS FROM upward mobilityupwardly mobile, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for upwardly mobile (1 of 2)
(of a person or social group) moving or aspiring to move to a higher social class or to a position of increased status or power
British Dictionary definitions for upwardly mobile (2 of 2)
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Culture definitions for upwardly mobile
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