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fundamentalism

noun [U]     /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.Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs fundamentalist     /-ɪst/ noun [C] Followers of religious groups fundamentalist     /-ɪst/ adjective Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs
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