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English

Etymology

From Greek -ισμός (-ismos), a suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine; from Greek -ισμα (-isma), from stem of verbs in -ιζειν (-izein).

Pronunciation

Suffix

-ism

  1. the action or result of a verb
    baptism (from baptise)
  2. a principle, belief or movement
    chauvinism (coined after Nicolas Chauvin)
    conservatism (from conservative)
    externalism
    feminism (from femina, Latin for woman)
    liberalism
    Marxism (coined after Karl Marx)
    masculism (from masculus, Latin for male)
  3. a form of prejudice or discrimination, either for or against a group
    alphabetism (from alphabet)
    nationism (from nation)
    racism (from race)
    religionism (from religion)
    sexism (from sex)
    sexualism (from sexuality)
    ableism (from able)
    heterosexism (from heterosexual)
  4. the defining attribute of a person or thing
    heroism (from hero)
    Shakespeareanism (coined after William Shakespeare)
  5. a disorder
    autism (from autós, Greek for "self")

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Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] -ismus

Suffix

-ism n. [[Category:Template:lang:ro suffixes|ism]]

  1. ism (indicates a belief or principle)
    creştinism - Christianity
    anarhism - anarchism

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