Definition of mobilism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈməʊbɪlɪz(ə)m/


  • 1A belief in or tendency towards change. In Philosophy: the view that nothing is fixed.

  • 2Geology
    The hypothesis that the physical character of the earth's crust is such as to sustain great lateral movements, whereby the configurations of continents and ocean basins are changed with time. Compare "stabilism". Now chiefly historical.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Philosophical Review. From French mobilisme from mobile + -isme.