ism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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ismnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪz.əm/ informal mainly humorous
a set of ​beliefs, ​especiallyones that you ​disapprove of: Thatcher is ​unique among her ​predecessors in having given the ​Englishlanguage a ​brand new ism, ​created from her own ​name.


uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
used to ​formnouns that refer to ​social, ​political, or ​religiousbeliefs, ​studies, or ​ways of ​behaving: sexism feminism Buddhism an ​example of ​typicalbehaviour: That ​expression was a ​real Taylor-ism (= an ​example of ​behaving or ​speaking like Taylor).
(Definition of ism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ism”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指自己不赞成的)主义,学说…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指自己不贊成的)主義,學說…
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