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1) ism, -ism. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...An ism is an ideology, a theory whose name ends in -ism: communism, fascism, socialism, vegetarianism, liberalism, libertarianism, conservatism. These are all Standard,...

2) § 25. -ism. 8. Word Formation. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The suffix -ism is a noun suffix. That is, when added to words or word roots, -ism forms nouns. It comes from the Greek noun suffix -ismos and means roughly the act,...

3) Baha'ism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Baha ism, (ba´haizm, bha´izm) (KEY) , religion founded by Baha Ullah (born Mirza Huseyn Ali Nuri) and promulgated by his eldest son, Abdul Baha (1844-1921). It is...

4) ism. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Informal A distinctive doctrine, system, or theory: Formalism, by being an ism, kills form by hugging it to death (Peter Viereck). From -ism....

5) Leibnitz-ism or Leibnitzian-ism. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...taught by G. W. von Leibnitz, the German philosopher (1646-1716). The opposite of Spinosa-ism. Spin sa taught that whatever is, is God manifested by phenomena. The...

6) -ism. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Action; process; practice: terrorism. 2. Characteristic behavior or quality: heroism. 3a. State; condition; quality: pauperism. b. State or condition resulting...

7) Scaph'ism. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Locking up a criminal in the trunk of a tree, bored through so as just to admit the body. Five holes were made-one for the head, and the others for the hands and...

8) Tarant'ism. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The dancing mania, extremely contagious. It broke out in Germany in 1374, and in France in the Great Revolution, when it was called the Carmagnole. Clergymen, judges,...

9) Mazzi'ni-ism. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The political system of Giuseppe Mazzi ni, who filled almost every sovereign and government in Europe with a panic-terror. His plan was to establish secret societies...

10) 46628. Riskin, Robert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:46628 QUOTATION:Grandpa: Penny, why don't you write a play about ism-mania?Penny: Ism-mania?Grandpa: Yeah, sure. You know, communism, fascism, voodooism. Everybody's...

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