-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)

Meaningless words uttered by an insane or delirious patient.
1. In medicine, an anomaly of formation or development; the condition of a monster.
2. The worship of monstrosities; such as, the Egyptian goddess Hathor (represented as a woman's body with a cow's head), Bubashtis (as a woman with the head of a cat or lioness), and Thoth (who had the body of a man and the head of an ibis).
territorialism (s) (noun), territorialisms (pl)
1. A social system that gives authority and influence in a state to the landowners: The owners of land were very happy to have an establishment of territorialism in their nation.
2. A system of church government based on primacy of civil power: The ecclesiastical term territorialism used to be a Protestant theory stating that a civil administration had the right to decide which religious beliesf were allowed in a state.
terrorism (s) (noun), terrorisms (pl)
A systematic use of violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, usually for political or ideological reasons.
Characterized by displaying four different forms.
tetratheism (s) (noun)
A religious belief that in the Godhead there are, in addition to the Divine Essence, three other persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and so making in the Godhead three and one instead of three in one.
The belief or doctrine that at death the human soul ceases to exist.
thaumaturgism (s) (noun), thaumaturgisms (pl)
1. The performance of miracles or magic.
2. The act, or art, of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain.
theism (s) (noun), theisms (pl)
1. Belief that one God created and rules humans and the world, not necessarily accompanied by belief in divine revelation such as through the Bible.
2. Belief in the existence of a god or gods.
Erection of the nipples.
theologism (s) (noun), theologisms (pl)
1. The action or product of religion; a religious speculation or system; usually in a derogatory sense.
2. A view point that other disciplines; such as, philosophy or science, are inferior to the study of religion.
theopantism (s) (noun), theopanthisms (pl)
The doctrine that God is all that exists.
theopsychism (s) (noun), theopsychisms (pl)
Ascription (declaration) of a divine nature to the soul: "Theopsychism involves the belief that a person's soul has a divine or Godly nature."
1. The differential properties of heat radiation with respect to refraction, reflection, and absorption, depending on wave length.
2. The property of certain substances which differentially transmit, absorb, or change radiant heat depending on wave length.
The phenomenon shown by certain plants; such as, chrysanthemum and tomato, in which there is a response to alternating periods of low and high temperatures.

Such plants will flower earlier and more profusely if subjected to low night and high day temperatures.