Meaning of ISM in English


Pronunciation: ' i-z ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: -ism

Date: 1680

1 : a distinctive doctrine, cause, or theory

2 : an oppressive and especially discriminatory attitude or belief <we all have got to come to grips with our ism s ― Jocelyn Elders>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.