upwardly-mobile

upward mobility

noun
See under vertical mobility ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1945–50

upwardly mobile, adjective, noun
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upward mobility
 
n
sociol Compare downward mobility horizontal mobility See also vertical mobility the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a position of increased status or power

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upward mobility definition


Rising from a lower to a higher social class or status. (See also social mobility.)

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