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|Noun||1.||social movement - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"|
social group - people sharing some social relation
Fighting French, Free French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
Boy Scouts - an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
Civil Rights movement - movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
common front - a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together; "the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"
cultural movement - a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals
ecumenism, oecumenism - a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
falun gong - a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms