Etymology
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feminism (n.)

1851, "qualities of females;" 1895, "advocacy of women's rights;" from French féminisme (1837); see feminine + -ism. Also, in biology, "development of female secondary sexual characteristics in a male" (1875).

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Definitions of feminism

feminism (n.)
a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women;
feminism (n.)
the movement aimed at equal rights for women;
Synonyms: feminist movement / women's liberation movement / women's lib
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