Words containing lism

Meaning of Paternalism

Paternalism means: The theory or practice of paternal government. See Paternal government, under Paternal.

Meaning of Personalism

Personalism means: The quality or state of being personal; personality.

Meaning of Petalism

Petalism means: A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans by which they banished for five years a citizen suspected of having dangerous influence or ambition. It was similar to the ostracism in Athens; but olive leaves were used instead of shells for ballots.

Meaning of Phallism

Phallism means: The worship of the generative principle in nature, symbolized by the phallus.

Meaning of Phenomenalism

Phenomenalism means: That theory which limits positive or scientific knowledge to phenomena only, whether material or spiritual.

Meaning of Pluralism

Pluralism means: The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.

Meaning of Pluralism

Pluralism means: The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time.

Meaning of Politicalism

Politicalism means: Zeal or party spirit in politics.

Meaning of Polydactylism

Polydactylism means: The possession of more that the normal number of digits.

Meaning of Polythelism

Polythelism means: The condition of having more than two teats, or nipples.

Meaning of Zoned

Zoned means: Wearing a zone, or girdle.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: To girdle; to encircle.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: Circuit; circumference.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains which is above the limit of tree growth.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: A band or stripe extending around a body.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: The portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.

Meaning of Zone

Zone means: A girdle; a cincture.

Meaning of Zonate

Zonate means: Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.

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