Words ending with alism

Meaning of Rationalism

Rationalism means: The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.

Meaning of Rationalism

Rationalism means: The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.

Meaning of Realism

Realism means: As opposed to nominalism, the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem (Plato), or in re (Aristotle).

Meaning of Realism

Realism means: As opposed to idealism, the doctrine that in sense perception there is an immediate cognition of the external object, and our knowledge of it is not mediate and representative.

Meaning of Realism

Realism means: Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.

Meaning of Regalism

Regalism means: The doctrine of royal prerogative or supremacy.

Meaning of Revivalism

Revivalism means: The spirit of religious revivals; the methods of revivalists.

Meaning of Ritualism

Ritualism means: A system founded upon a ritual or prescribed form of religious worship; adherence to, or observance of, a ritual.

Meaning of Ritualism

Ritualism means: Specifically :(a) The principles and practices of those in the Church of England, who in the development of the Oxford movement, so-called, have insisted upon a return to the use in church services of the symbolic ornaments (altar cloths, encharistic vestments, candles, etc.) that were sanctioned in the second year of Edward VI., and never, as they maintain, forbidden by competennt authority, although generally disused. Schaff-Herzog Encyc. (b) Also, the principles and practices of those in the Protestant Episcopal Church who sympathize with this party in the Church of England.

Meaning of Royalism

Royalism means: the principles or conduct of royalists.

Meaning of Zoolatry

Zoolatry means: The worship of animals.

Meaning of Zooidal

Zooidal means: Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Meaning of Zoography

Zoography means: A description of animals, their forms and habits.

Meaning of Zoographist

Zoographist means: A zoographer.

Meaning of Zoographical

Zoographical means: Of or pertaining to the description of animals.

Meaning of Zoographic

Zoographic means: Alt. of Zoographical

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