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