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ism Idioms & Phrases


-ism

-ism
Etymology
F. -isme, or L. -ismus, Gr. .
Definitions
  1. 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.
Webster 1913