Merriam-Webster revealed on Tuesday that its word of the year for 2017 is “feminism,” a buzzword that has factored into prominent political and cultural debates over the course of the year.

Searches for “feminism” on the Merriam-Webster website increased by 70 percent from 2016 and spiked several times after key events, according to Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large.

The Associated Press first reported Merriam-Webster’s choice for word of the year before the company made the official announcement.

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