Words containing lism

Meaning of Sectionalism

Sectionalism means: A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.

Meaning of Sensationalism

Sensationalism means: The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.

Meaning of Sensationalism

Sensationalism means: The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.

Meaning of Sensualism

Sensualism means: The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.

Meaning of Sensualism

Sensualism means: The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.

Meaning of Sensualism

Sensualism means: The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good.

Meaning of Sentimentalism

Sentimentalism means: The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.

Meaning of Sesquipedalism

Sesquipedalism means: Sesquipedality.

Meaning of Socialism

Socialism means: A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor. In popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme. See Communism, Fourierism, Saint-Simonianism, forms of socialism.

Meaning of Somnambulism

Somnambulism means: A condition of the nervous system in which an individual during sleep performs actions approppriate to the waking state; a state of sleep in which some of the senses and voluntary powers are partially awake; noctambulism.

Meaning of Zoantharia

Zoantharia means: Same as Anthozoa.

Meaning of Zoanthacea

Zoanthacea means: A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.

Meaning of Zizel

Zizel means: The suslik.

Meaning of Zizania

Zizania means: A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.

Meaning of Zittern

Zittern means: See Cittern.

Meaning of Zither

Zither means: An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]

Meaning of Zirconoid

Zirconoid means: A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.

Meaning of Zircono

Zircono means: See Zirco-.

Meaning of Zirconium

Zirconium means: A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.

Meaning of Zirconic

Zirconic means: Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.

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