ism

[ iz-uh m ]
/ ˈɪz əm /

noun

a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice: This is the age of isms.

Origin of ism

extracted from words with the suffix -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for isms (1 of 2)

ism

/ (ˈɪzəm) /

noun

informal, often derogatory an unspecified doctrine, system, or practice

British Dictionary definitions for isms (2 of 2)

ISM


abbreviation for

interstellar medium
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