[fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/
(sometimes initial capital letter) a religious movement characterized by a strict belief in the literal interpretation of religious texts, especially within American Protestantism and Islam.
the beliefs held by those in this movement.
strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles:
the fundamentalism of the extreme conservatives.
(Christianity) (esp among certain Protestant sects) the belief that every word of the Bible is divinely inspired and therefore true
(Islam) a movement favouring strict observance of the teachings of the Koran and Islamic law
strict adherence to the fundamental principles of any set of beliefs
A conservative movement in theology among nineteenth- and twentieth-century Christians. Fundamentalists believe that the statements in the Bible are literally true.
Note: Fundamentalists often argue against the theory of evolution. (See Scopes trial.)
[fuhn-juh-buh l] /ˈfʌn dʒə bəl/ adjective, Law. 1. (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind. /ˈfʌndʒɪbəl/ noun 1. (often pl) moveable perishable goods of a sort that may be estimated by number or weight, […]
[fyoo-zhuh n] /ˈfyu ʒən/ noun 1. the act or process of fusing; the state of being fused. 2. that which is fused; the result of fusing: A ballet production is the fusion of many talents. 3. Politics. 4. Also called nuclear fusion. Physics. a thermonuclear reaction in which nuclei of light atoms join to form […]
[nong] /nɒŋ/ noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal. 1. a foolish, incompetent person. /nɒŋ/ noun 1. (Austral, slang) a stupid or incompetent person
[gal-vuh-nahyz] /ˈgæl vəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), galvanized, galvanizing. 1. to stimulate by or as if by a current. 2. Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from ). 3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate. 4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc. /ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz/ verb (transitive) […]