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The word "movement" has many definitions in the dictionary. Which of them is proper in the following sentence?

So you've probably studied both of these movements separately, separate movements, Realism and Impressionism, in some of your art history courses.

I found in the Merriam-webster dictionary definitions like "tendency" or "trend", but I am not sure about the meaning in this context.

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    Hi M. Afrashteh. Have you found any definition of "movement" that you think might be correct? What is your best guess? – Tashus Jan 11 at 15:58
  • Hi @Tashus. I found in the Merriam-webster dictionary (not others) definitions like tendency or trend. But anyway, I am not sure about them. – M. Afrashteh Jan 11 at 16:22
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    To the VTC'er, the definition in Merriam-Webster indeed only refers to political or social movements, and it may not be clear to nonnative speakers that a similar meaning applies to art. – Tashus Jan 11 at 17:53
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"Movement" in your example refers to an art movement, "a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time".

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