Definitions for ISMˈɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism(noun)

    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Wiktionary

  1. ism(Noun)

    A belief that can be described by a word ending in -ism.

  2. ism(Noun)

    Specifically, a form of discrimination, such as racism or sexism.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ism(noun)

    a doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory

  2. Origin: [See ism, above.]

Anagrams for ISM »

  1. sim, Sim, SIM

  2. IMS

  3. MIS

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

  2. Josh Strauss:

    It's just a little bit of a dead cat bounce from yesterday, and to a certain degree the ISM data wasn't terrible, you're not seeing negative impact from abroad because today is May Day.

  3. Paul Nolte:

    Markets opened modestly lower after yesterday's big rally and then the ISM number came out just barely above 50, stocks are recovering a little bit, but it goes on the side of the ledger that indicates that the U.S. and the global economies are certainly not growing at a robust rate.

  4. Paul Klee:

    Genius sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)


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