-ism, -ismus

(Greek, ismos; Latin, ismus: a suffix: belief in, practice of, condition of, process, characteristic behavior or manner, abnormal state, distinctive feature or trait)

The theory that the material universe, or cosmos, in time and space, is all that exists.
1. The belief that every object (animate or inanimate), idea (abstract or concrete), and action is inhabited by its own independent supernatural spirit; and the worship of such spirits.
2. A belief in a universe that is infused with an evil spirit.
3. The worship of spirits dwelling in all forms of nature.
panentheism (s) (noun), panentheisms (pl)
1. A philosophy founded on the notion that all things are in God: Panentheism is a doctrine that the universe is part of God, but that God nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe.
2. A belief that God is all reality, but not all reality is God.
panpsychism (s) (noun), panpsychisms (pl)
The theory that all matter, or all nature, is itself psychical, or has a psychical aspect; that atoms and molecules, as well as plants and animals, have a rudimentary life of sensation, feeling, and impulse that bears the same relation to their movements just as the psychical life of human beings does to their objective activities.
Pan-Satanism (s) (noun), Pan-Satanisms (pl)
The vague belief that the world is somehow identified with the devil or is ruled by Satan: It is easy to see that Pan-Satanism exists in a universal way when the news presents so many evil things that are happening.

One example of Pan-Satanism is a woman who returned home from shopping to find that her house had been broken into and her money and jewelry were stolen.

Of course, there are many other more severe examples of Pan-Satanisms which have happened and will be taking place everyday.

pansophism (s) (noun), pansophisms (pl)
A situation when someone considers himself or herself as having extensive learning about everything: Some people thought Karl was an unusual person who could produce pansophisms about every existing topic in the world and who was a replica of a living "Googleman".
A pretension of having universal knowledge.
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A claim of knowledge all things.
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A claim of knowing everything.
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pantheism (s) (noun), pantheisms (pl)
1. The belief that God and the material world are one and the same thing and that God is present in everything and every where.
2. The belief in and worship of all or many deities.
The utterance or practice of paradox.
The system or practice of composing or printing newspaper paragraphs.
Movement of leaves to avoid or to minimize exposure to sunlight.
1. In writing, the deliberate repetition of particular words or sentence structures for effect.
2. In philosophy, the philosophical theory that mind and body do not interact but follow separate parallel tracks, without any relationship of cause and effect existing between the two.
The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.
1. Symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects the other, but cannot live without it.
2. Infection or infestation with parasites.
3. Etymology: "a hanger-on, a toady, a person who lives on others", from Middle French (about 1400 to 1600) parasite; from Latin parasitus, from Greek parasitos, "person who eats at the table of another"; from para-, "beside" + sitos, "food".

The scientific meaning of "animal" or "plant that lives on others" is first recorded in 1646.