-ism (English, suffix)

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Term or phrase -ism
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage [The suffix "-ism"] is one of the most prolific word-creating elements in the [English] language. Beyond the 2,000 or more that are recorded in large dictionaries, many others are formed as need arises, often for a single use.
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage [A]ny movement that thinks and acts in terms of an ’ism becomes so involved in reaction against other ’isms that it is unwittingly controlled by them. For it then forms its principles by reaction against them instead of by a comprehensive, constructive survey of actual needs, problems, and possibilities.
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Antecedent term or phrase -isme
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Sources of information in print Quinion, Michael, Ologies and Isms: A Dictionary of Word Beginnings and Endings (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), s.v. “-ism”
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The following pages have some connection to "-ism": Anti-inquisitorialism (English, noun), Anti-inquisitorialism (inglés, sustantivo), Canadianism (English, noun), Federalism (English, noun), Originalism (English, noun), Terrorism (English, noun).

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[The suffix "-ism"] is one of the most prolific word-creating elements in the [English] language. Beyond the 2,000 or more that are recorded in large dictionaries, many others are formed as need arises, often for a single use. +  and [A]ny movement that thinks and acts in ter[A]ny movement that thinks and acts in terms of an ’ism becomes so involved in reaction against other ’isms that it is unwittingly controlled by them. For it then forms its principles by reaction against them instead of by a comprehensive, constructive survey of actual needs, problems, and possibilities.actual needs, problems, and possibilities. +
Quinion, Michael, Ologies and Isms: A Dictionary of Word Beginnings and Endings (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), s.v. “-ism” +  and Dewey, John, preface to Experience and Education (New York: Touchstone, 1997), 6. +