Meaning of -ISM in English

-ISM

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ɪzəm ]

( -isms)

1.

-ism is used to form uncount nouns that refer to political or religious movements and beliefs.

Gere became interested in Buddhism in the 1970s.

...a time of growing Slovak nationalism.

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2.

-ism is used to form uncount nouns that refer to attitudes and behaviour.

...an act of heroism...

He didn’t hide his pacifism.

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3.

-ism is used to form uncount nouns that refer to unfair or hostile treatment of a particular group of people.

...discrimination based on racism, sexism and disability...

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