an obsessional enthusiasm or partiality for islands
[iz-uh m] /ˈɪz əm/ noun 1. a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice: This is the age of isms. 1. a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form action nouns from verbs (baptism); on this model, used as a productive suffix in the formation of nouns denoting action or practice, […]
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[is-mee-uh l, -mey-] /ˈɪs mi əl, -meɪ-/ noun, Douay Bible. 1. (def 1).