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en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism

 (ĕn-vī′rən-mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm, -vī′ərn-)
n.
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.

en·vi′ron·men′tal·ist n.

environmentalism

(ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) psychol the belief that a person's behaviour is affected chiefly by his environment. Compare hereditarianism

environmentalism

concern for and action on behalf of the environment and its preservation. — environmentalist, n.
See also: Environment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.environmentalism - the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growthenvironmentalism - the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
Translations
écologismeenvironnementalisme

environmentalism

[ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentəlɪzəm] Nambientalismo m

environmentalism

[ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪzəm] nécologisme m

environmentalism

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