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

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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