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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ History is full of such isms, and we have hardly seen the last of them.
▪ No ism held him in its grip.
▪ Of course one can not reject Darw $ ism just because it has unpleasant social consequences.
▪ The organ ism is the cause and effect of itself, its own intrinsic order and organization.
▪ You know where you are with an ism.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ism \Ism\, n. [See ism, above.] A doctrine or theory; especially, a wild or visionary theory.
--E. Everett.

The world grew light-headed, and forth came a spawn of isms which no man can number.
--S. G. Goodrich.


n. 1 An ideology, system of thought, or practice that can be described by a word ending in -ism. 2 ''Specifically'', a form of discrimination, such as racism or sexism.


n. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school [syn: doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought]


Ism may refer to:

  • Ism (band), an East Coast-based alternative rock quartet
  • Ism (name), the Arabic word for a personal name
  • -ism, a suffix appended to many philosophical concepts

ISM may stand for:

Ism (band)

ism is an East Coast-based alternative rock quartet founded in New York City in 2004. It combines elements of melodic rock, electronic, trip hop, and industrial music.

ISM (album)

ISM is the sixth album by the Norwegian electronic dance music producer Aleksander Vinter, and his fourth using the alias "Savant". It was released on 9 September 2012.

For the third anniversary of its release (9 September 2015), Vinter released his own remix of the popular track "Starfish" under the alias of his side project, "Blanco". This track is only available through Bandcamp and Vinter has not announced any plans for a release elsewhere, and despite being considered part of ISM, this track is not included when purchasing SAVANT COMPLETE, Savant's full discography.

Ism (film)

'Ism' is a Telugu film directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film features Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Aditi Arya in the lead roles. Jagapati Babu plays an important supporting role. Anup Rubens composed the music for this film while Junaid Siddiqui and Mukesh G handled the editing and cinematography respectively. Produced by Kalyan Ram under N. T. R. Arts banner, the film is expected to release on 29 September 2016 on the occasion of Dussera

Usage examples of "ism".

She is calling racism, sexism, class ism ageism, homophobia, and colonialism by the name of body hatred, and She is linking the politics of control back to the abuse of Flerself.

They bust the punks for drunkeness, rowdyism, hooligan ism and whatever else grease balls do.

At the rate this latter was taking place it seems probable that had he lived to write another novel on a theme similar to this, his hero would have been compelled to abandon his belief in Presbyterianism, Congregationalism, Methodism, or some other ism before he would be found worthy of being joined in the marriage relation to his Episcopalian bride.

Once get the church going, and with a preacher of the Dogtown school, to preach out and out transcendentalism, and another ism or two, and they could get up an opposition that would be popular with the people.

Magnetism, or Mesmerism, or Swedenborgianism, or Transcendentalism, or some other equally delicious ism, of the same species, and invariably patronized by one and the same species of people.

And if we 't blown most of the twentieth century on fascism and communism and the rest of the ism bullshit, maybe we tiM have built something decent, and besides, no matter at Taney says, Art Nouveau was the last really truly looking graphic-art movement.