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Definition of -ism suffix from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in nouns)
  2. 2the action or result of criticism
  3. 3the state or quality of heroism
  4. 4the teaching, system, or movement of Buddhism
  5. 5unfair treatment or hatred for the reason mentioned racism
  6. 6a feature of language of the type mentioned Americanism colloquialism
  7. 7a medical condition or disease alcoholism
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: -ism

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