-ism definition

  • suffix:
    • activity; procedure; training: terrorism.
    • Characteristic behavior or quality: heroism.
    • State; condition; quality: pauperism.
    • State or condition caused by an excess of anything specified: strychninism.
    • Distinctive or characteristic trait: Latinism.
    • Doctrine; concept; system of concepts: pacifism.
    • An attitude of prejudice against certain team: racism.
    • developing nouns on activity or procedure or result on the basis of the accompanying verb in -ize
    • developing the name of a method, approach or principle on the basis of the name of the topic or object or alternatively in the title of the president ((when de-capitalized, these overlap using generic "doctrines" feel under, e.g. Liberalism vs. liberalism):).
    • a tendency of behavior, action or viewpoint belonging to a course or band of persons; the consequence of a doctrine, ideology, concept, or lack thereof
    • a peculiarity or characteristic of language
    • an ideology articulating belief within the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root term ((predicated on a late 20th-century narrowing of the "terms for a doctrine" feeling):)
    • a disorder or syndrome caused by or involving a particular types of system
  • others:
    • A suffix suggesting an act, an ongoing process, caused by an act or a process, a situation; additionally, a characteristic (as a theory, doctrine, idiom, etc.).

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