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Meaning of ISM

Pronunciation:  'izum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

ISM is a 3 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: doctrine, philosophy, school of thought
 See Also: abolitionism, absolutism, amoralism, animalism, animism, belief, church doctrine, creationism, credo, creed, democracy, dogma, dualism, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, egalitarianism, epicureanism, equalitarianism, expansionism, feminism, formalism, freethinking, functionalism, gospel, gymnosophy, humanism, humanitarianism, imitation, individualism, internationalism, irredentism, irridentism, laissez faire, literalism, majority rule, monism, multiculturalism, nationalism, nihilism, pacifism, passivism, phenomenology, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, pluralism, populism, precept, rationalism, reincarnationism, religious doctrine, secessionism, secularism, states' rights, teaching, theological doctrine, unilateralism, utilitarianism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-ism\ [F. -isme, or L. -ismus, Gr. ?.]
    A suffix indicating an act, a process, the result of an act
    or a process, a state; also, a characteristic (as a theory,
    doctrine, idiom, etc.); as, baptism, galvanism, organism,
    hypnotism, socialism, sensualism, Anglicism.
  2. \Ism\, n. [See {ism}, above.]
    A doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory.
    --E. Everett.
          The world grew light-headed, and forth came a spawn of
          isms which no man can number.            --S. G.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adherents, articles of religion, catechism, church, class, communion, confession, credenda, credo, creed, cult, cultism, denomination, disciples, doctrinal statement, faith, followers, formulated belief, gospel, ideology, mystique, order, persuasion, political faith, political philosophy, religion, school, sect, system of belief, Weltanschauung, world view