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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Muhammadanism.

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  • proper n. the religious system introduced by Muhammad, Islam

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism; Islam. The term Islam is preferred by most Moslems, and some find the term Mohammedanism to be offensive, as they worship Allah, not Mohammed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Mohammedan religion and polity; the religious and ethical system taught in the Koran; Islamism.
  • n. Belief in or adherence to the teachings of Mohammed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran

Etymologies

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Mohammedan +‎ -ism, coined in the 17th century after French mahométisme.

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