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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -ism  \-ism\  [F.  -isme,  or  L.  -ismus,  Gr  ?.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ism  \Ism\,  n.  [See  {ism},  above.] 
  A  doctrine  or  theory;  especially,  a  wild  or  visionary  theory. 
  --E.  Everett. 
 
  The  world  grew  light-headed,  and  forth  came  a  spawn  of 
  isms  which  no  man  can  number.  --S.  G. 
  Goodrich. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ism 
  n  :  a  belief  (or  system  of  beliefs)  accepted  as  authoritative  by 
  some  group  or  school  [syn:  {doctrine},  {philosophy},  {school 
  of  thought}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ISM 
  Industrial,  Science,  Medical  [  =  2,4  GHz  ]  (WLAN) 
 
 




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