environmentalism(redirected from Envirnmentalism)
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1. Advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution.
2. The theory that environment rather than heredity is the primary influence on intellectual growth and cultural development.
(Psychology) psychol the belief that a person's behaviour is affected chiefly by his environment. Compare hereditarianism
concern for and action on behalf of the environment and its preservation. — environmentalist, n.See also: Environment
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|Noun||1.||environmentalism - the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth|
hereditarianism - the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth
|2.||environmentalism - the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction|