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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.
  • noun Adherence to the theology of this movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The beliefs or practises based on a rigid adherence to some traditional doctrine; extreme conservatism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun religion The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
  • noun finance The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
  • noun The beliefs held by those in this movement.
  • noun Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.

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

  • noun the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth


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