activism

[ak-tuh-viz-uhm]
noun
1.
the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.
2.
Philosophy.
a.
a theory that the essence of reality is pure activity, especially spiritual activity, or process.
b.
a theory that the relationship between the mind and the objects of perception depends upon the action of the mind.

Origin:
1905–10; < German Aktivismus. See active, -ism

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activism (ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm)
 
n
a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
 
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Example sentences for activism
She had returned to anarchist activism, but it was taking its toll on her.
This problem is compounded by the evolution of her views over five decades of activism.
His activism for world peace took considerable amounts of his time.
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