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fundamentalism

noun [U] uk   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬əl-/
the belief in old and traditional forms of religion, or the belief that what is written in a holy book, such as the Christian Bible, is completely true: Recent years have witnessed a growth in religious fundamentalism.
fundamentalist
noun [C] uk   us   /-ɪst/
fundamentalist
adjective uk   us   /-ɪst/
Translations of “fundamentalism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 原教旨主義, (基督教的)基要主義…
in Russian фундаментализм…
in Turkish köktencilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原教旨主义, (基督教的)基要主义…
in Polish fundamentalizm…
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