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In terms, -ism (CR:11) (LH:11) (TL:22) is a noun suffix, meaning referring to a distinctive doctrine, cause, theory, or practice; set of principles, describing a subject, "state, condition, property, or attribute related to a particular subject, view, philosophy, or categorization.[1] Related to a thing not yet precisely defined; gray area subject or one in a new or testing realm of knowledge solidification.


The following are quotes:

Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an ism.”
– John Hughes (1986), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (character: Ferris) [2]

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  1. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
  2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – WikiQuote.

External links

  • -ism – Hmolpedia 2020.
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