What does ISM mean?

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


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ism

    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.]

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Anagrams for ISM »

  1. sim, Sim, SIM

  2. IMS

  3. MIS


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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