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Meaning of ISM

Pronunciation:  'izum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
                                                   Goodrich.
    
    
 
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
 

 

 

 

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