women's studies

women's studies
a program of studies concentrating on the role of women in history, learning, and culture.
[1970-75]

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noun [plural]
: the study of subjects relating to women, their roles in history, and their contributions to society

a college with a women's studies program

a major in women's studies

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ˈwomen's studies f66 [women's studies] noun uncountable + singular or plural verb
the study of women and their role in history, literature and society

to major in women's studies.


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