Definition of -ism in English:

-ism

Syllabification: -ism

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting an action or its result: baptism exorcism
1.1Denoting a state or quality: barbarism
3Denoting a peculiarity in language: colloquialism Canadianism

Origin

from French -isme, via Latin from Greek -ismos, -isma.

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