What does ism mean?

Definitions for ism
ˈɪz əmism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismnoun

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


  1. ismnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. ismnoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Ismnoun

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

    Etymology: [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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  1. sim, Sim, SIM

  2. IMS

  3. MIS

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  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

Examples of ism in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, ridiculously and violently, Trump administration of the United States has blown down all the rules and principles of the United Nations Security Council and its incredibility, which nations of the world had established and decided unanimously and consistently on the failure of the League of Nations for the world peace and security in a fair, and equal way. Trump's Middle East Plan, executes only the humiliation of itself; whereas, self-determination of the Palestinian nation will stay definitely with its all dimensions regardless of some Ali Babas' betrayal and treachery of slavery-minded Arabs to the Palestinian cause. One may consider such a plan as a Bare Political Mafia-ism that will result in a collapse of civilized-morality, equality, honesty, and transparent justice in the context and concept of Western and American own perspectives and values. Palestinians boldly speak; however, civilized societies cowardly stay silent. It is a sensitive and shameful matter, tragedy, and the death of humanity and human rights.

  2. Ryan Detrick:

    It is almost a function of the fact that last month was so dull, then you get the disappointing ISM number and everyone kind of freaks out real fast and that is what has led to this two-day, very quick gyration lower as we were kind of lulled almost to sleep by the lack of volatility in September.

  3. Martin Cordiner:

    The diffuse ISM was historically considered too harsh and tenuous an environment for appreciable abundances of large molecules to occur, prior to the detection of C60, the largest known molecules in space were only 12 atoms in size. Our confirmation of C60 + shows just how complex astrochemistry can get, even in the lowest density, most strongly ultraviolet-irradiated environments in the Galaxy.

  4. Chandler Pappas:

    It takes a second for you to process everything that happened. Did he just shoot at me? im OK. I turn over and Jays dead because he believed something different. Jays not a racist, a xenophobe or whatever. Hes not an ist or ism.

  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Democrats are a big tent party, you know, I'm not trying to impose an ideology on all several hundred members of Congress. But I do think that, once again, it's not about selling an - ism, or an ideology, or a label or a color. This is about selling our values.

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    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    • A. larceny
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    • C. imperviousness
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