the act, practice, or result of
the condition of being
, or qualities characteristic of
ageism, classism, sexism
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ME -isme < OFr & L -isma (< Gr) & -ismus (< Gr -ismos): orig. suffix of action or of state, forming nouns from verbs in L -izare, Gr -izein