What does -ism mean?

Definitions for -ism

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word -ism.


  1. -ism(Suffix)

    forming nouns on action or process or result based on the accompanying verb in -ize

  2. -ism(Suffix)

    forming the name of a system, school of thought or theory based on the name of its subject or object or alternatively on the name of its founder ().

  3. Origin: Ultimately from either , a suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine; from stem of verbs in (whence English -ize), or from the related suffix , which more specifically expressed a finished act or thing done.

Webster Dictionary

  1. -ism

    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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

  2. Chihiro Ohta:

    The U.S. ISM data out overnight was not all that encouraging, and lower oil is prompting a bit of risk aversion.

  3. 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.

  4. Niels Christensen:

    We are seeing better risk appetite weighing on the yen, the focus is on the ISM report, and if, like the manufacturing survey, it is a good one, then we could see the dollar move higher.

  5. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    The remarks from last week from central bankers and the ISM data from today help continue to pressure rates higher, and if we do get a solid number on Friday, that could keep the sell-off going.

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