doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism(noun)
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
A belief that can be described by a word ending in -ism.
Specifically, a form of discrimination, such as racism or sexism.
Origin: From suffix -ism, particularly (in the 19th century) in the sense of “social movement”. Compare phobia, from -phobia, sophy, from -sophy, itis, from -itis, and ana, from -ana.
a doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory
Origin: [See ism, above.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
izm, n. any distinctive doctrine, theory, or practice—usually in disparagement.—adjs. Ismat′ic, -al, addicted to isms or faddish theories.—n. Ismat′icalness. [From the suffix -ism.]
sim, Sim, SIM
The numerical value of ISM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ISM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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