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feminism Tweet Definition of feminism Like Definition of feminism on Facebook
noun
  1. A social theory or political movement supporting the equality of both genders in all aspects of public and private life; specifically, a theory or movement that argues that legal and social restrictions on females must be removed in order to bring about such equality.
folk Tweet Definition of folk Like Definition of folk on Facebook
noun (pl=folk, pl2=folks)
  1. (archaic) A grouping of smaller peoples or tribes as a nation.
  2. The inhabitants of a region especially the native inhabitants.
  3. (plural, folks) One"s relatives especially one"s parents.
  4. (plural) people, People in general.
  5. (plural) A particular group of people.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the folk of a land, their culture, tradition or history.
folklore Tweet Definition of folklore Like Definition of folklore on Facebook
noununcountable
  1. The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population.
adjectivefolkloric
  1. of or pertaining to folklore
folksy Tweet Definition of folksy Like Definition of folksy on Facebook
adjective (folks, ier, more, )
  1. Characteristic of simple country life.
  2. Informal, affable and familiar.
foster care Tweet Definition of foster care Like Definition of foster care on Facebook
noun
  1. A formal system by which a child is cared for, in a foster family, by people other than its own parents, but without being adopted
foster child Tweet Definition of foster child Like Definition of foster child on Facebook
noun
  1. A child in foster care
fragmentation Tweet Definition of fragmentation Like Definition of fragmentation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration.
  2. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter.
  1. (computing) The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas of a disk.
  2. (computing) The breaking up of a data packet when larger than the transmission unit of a network.
function Tweet Definition of function Like Definition of function on Facebook
noun
  1. What something does or is used for.
  2. A professional or official position.
  3. An official or social occasion.
  4. A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
  5. (maths) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
  6. (computing) A routine that returns a result.
  7. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
  8. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
functionalism Tweet Definition of functionalism Like Definition of functionalism on Facebook
noun
  1. A doctrine, in several fields, that the function of something should be reflected in its design and the materials used in its construction
  1. (philosophy) The definition of mental states in terms of their causes and effects
  2. (social science) The idea that social and cultural cohesion are a function of the interdependence and interactions of the institutions of a society
  3. (psychology) A general school of thought that considers psychological phenomena in terms of their role in adaptation to the person's environment

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