Definition of atheism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeɪθiɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪθiɪzəm//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the belief that God does not exist opposite theism See related entries: Types of belief Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: atheism