from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
- n. An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.
- n. Adherence to the theology of this movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
- n. The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
- n. The beliefs held by those in this movement.
- n. Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A system of beliefs based on the interpretation of every word in the Bible, both old and new testaments, as literal truth. It is primarily held by a branch of American Protestants.
- n. The beliefs or practises based on a rigid adherence to some traditional doctrine; extreme conservatism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth
fundamental + -ism (Wiktionary)