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-ism

(izm),
1. A condition, disease, or intoxication.
2. A practice, doctrine. Compare: -ia, -ismus.
[G. -isma, -ismos, noun-forming suffix]

-ism

Suffix meaning (1) A medical condition or a disease resulting from or involving some specified thing; (2) A practice, doctrine.
Compare: -ia, -ismus
[G. -isma, -ismos, noun-forming suffix]
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1) (P)recognition: Before any formal discussion of an -ism, students are asked to use the image option offered by the search engine "Google" in order to find images they think best represent the term and morphologically related terms: for example, modernism, mod, modern, modernist, modernistic, etc.
The question of whether -ism's are time-bound is also raised in a context that may be easier to grasp for students.
4) Dub your own -ism : Students are asked, individually or in pairs, to invent an -ism (whether whimsical or "serious "') drawing on social or cultural trends they have noticed.