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

 

ism

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BrE BrE//ˈɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪzəm//
 
(usually disapproving)
 
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used to refer to a set of ideas or system of beliefs or behaviour You're always talking in isms—sexism, ageism, racism. Word Origin late 17th cent.: independent usage of -ism.
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