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Definition of Fundamentalism

(noun) A religious movement that requires a strict and typically literal interpretation of core texts and adherence to traditional beliefs, doctrines, and rituals.

Fundamentalism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /fʌndəˈmɛntəlɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /fʌndəˈmɛntəlɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (fun·da·men·tal·ism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: fundamentalisms
  • A (noun) fundamentalist advocates for (adjective) fundamentalistic principles.

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Cite the Definition of Fundamentalism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fundamentalism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/fundamentalism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

fundamentalism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/fundamentalism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fundamentalism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/fundamentalism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“fundamentalism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/fundamentalism/>.