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



    BrE BrE//ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪzəm//
    [uncountable] Political views and systems
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  1. 1the practice of following very strictly the basic rules and teachings of any religion See related entries: Political views and systems
  2. 2(in Christianity) the belief that everything that is written in the Bible is completely true Culture Fundamentalism is especially strong among some Protestant Christian groups in the US South and Midwest. Fundamentalists do not accept the theory of evolution.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fundamentalism