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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sem-i-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, see-mi-]
    • /ˈsɛm ɪˌtɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈsi mɪ-/
    • /ˈse.mə.ˌtɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sem-i-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, see-mi-]
    • /ˈsɛm ɪˌtɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈsi mɪ-/

Definitions of semitism word

  • noun semitism Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people. 1
  • noun semitism a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of Hebrew. 1
  • noun semitism a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to a Semitic language 0
  • noun semitism the characteristics of the Semites; esp. the ideas, cultural qualities, etc. originating with the Jews 0

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Origin of semitism

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; Semite + -ism

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Parts of speech for Semitism


semitism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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