theism

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noun the·ism \ˈthē-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of theism

  1. :  belief in the existence of a god or gods; specifically :  belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of the human race and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world

theist

play \-ist\ noun or adjective

theistic

play \thē-ˈis-tik\ or less commonly

theistical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

theistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1678

First Known Use of theism

1678


THEISM Defined for English Language Learners

theism

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noun the·ism \ˈthē-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of theism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that God exists or that many gods exist


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