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monotheism

[ mon-uh-thee-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.


monotheism

/ ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzəm /

noun

  1. the belief or doctrine that there is only one God


monotheism

  1. A belief in one god. Judaism , Christianity , and Islam are all monotheistic religions. ( Compare polytheism .)


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmonoˌtheist, nounadjective
  • ˌmonotheˈistically, adverb
  • ˌmonotheˈistic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • mono·theist noun adjective
  • mono·the·istic mono·the·isti·cal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of monotheism1

First recorded in 1650–60; mono- + (poly)theism
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Example Sentences

It is a founding story that has inspired the great monotheisms, because this myth has been reinterpreted again and again.

Monotheism is strictly inconsistent with the supremacy of “merits” which is the very soul of Oriental religion.

The oldest religion of which we have clear and authentic account is probably the pure monotheism held by the Jews.

Polytheism was dominant while their monotheism was as yet a persecuted belief.

That monotheism existed in Egypt before the days of Moses is, however, certain.

For it is not here a question simply of the dogmatic belief in Monotheism as opposed to polytheism.

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