Movement vs Feminism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between movement and feminism

is that movement is physical motion between points in space while feminism is (dated) the state of being feminine.

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(en noun)
  • Physical motion between points in space.
  • I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
  • (engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
  • The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  • A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
  • The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
  • (music) A large division of a larger composition.
  • (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
  • Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  • (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
  • The movement on his cutter was devastating.
  • An act of emptying the bowels.
  • *
  • (obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
  • Synonyms

    * (motion between points in space) motion


    * (motion between points in space) stasis

    Derived terms

    (derived terms of "movement") * art movement * bowel movement * Brownian movement * camera movement * choreiform movement * countermovement * cultural movement * ecumenical movement * freedom of movement * human movement * literary movement * new religious movement * Oxford movement * Protestant Movement * rapid eye movement * social movement * wh-movement

    See also

    * speed * symphony * vector * velocity ----



  • (dated) The state of being feminine.
  • A social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date = 1926-11-27 , title = The Talk of the Town , magazine = The New Yorker , issn = 0028-792X , page = 17 , passage = Women are still forbidden to smoke there... Ardent though we are in feminism , we applaud this stand... }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1996 , author = Jan Jindy Pettman , title = Worlding Women: A feminist international politics , pages = ix-x , passage = There are by now many feminisms' (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). Alongside and often overlapping with older-identified distinctions between liberal, socialist, radical and cultural '''feminisms''', for example (important as they are in their different accounts of sexual difference and gender power), are variously named black, third-world ethnic-minority ' feminisms , themselves far from homogenous. }}


    * antifeminism * masculism

    Derived terms

    * cyberfeminism * ecofeminism * feminazi * feminist * feministic * first-wave feminism * fourth-wave feminism * postfeminism * profeminism * second-wave feminism * third-wave feminism

    See also

    * egalitarianism, equalism , Wicca English words suffixed with -ism