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environmentalism

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution.
  • n. The theory that environment rather than heredity is the primary influence on intellectual growth and cultural development.

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  • n. A political and social ideology that seeks to prevent the environment from degradation by human activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
  • n. the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction

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