HyperDic: doctrine

English > 1 sense of the word doctrine:
NOUNcognitiondoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, isma belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
doctrine > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'ktrahn; dao'kterihn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
Adrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > doctrine: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school.
Synonymsphilosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism
NarrowerGirondismThe doctrine of the Girondists
Kabbalism, CabalismThe doctrines of the Kabbalah
abolitionismThe doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
absolutismThe doctrine of an absolute being
amoralismThe doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid
animalismThe doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
animismThe doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
antiestablishmentarianism, antiestablishmentismThe doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
asceticismThe doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
contextualismAny doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms
creationismThe literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
creed, credoAny system of principles / principles or beliefs
descriptivism(linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics
descriptivism(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
divine right, divine right of kingsThe doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects
dogmaA doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
dualismThe doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
dynamismAny of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
egalitarianism, equalitarianismThe doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
epicureanismA doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers
establishmentarianism, establishmentismThe doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
ethicismA doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
expansionismThe doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country
feminismA doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
formalismThe doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
functionalismAny doctrine that stresses utility or purpose
gospelA doctrine that is believed to be of great importance
gymnosophyThe doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation / meditation
humanism, secular humanismThe doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason
humanitarianism, humanismThe doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
imitationThe doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
individualism, laissez faireThe doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
internationalismThe doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
irredentism, irridentismThe doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
literalismThe doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
majority rule, democracyThe doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
millennium(New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years
monismThe doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element
multiculturalismThe doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country
nationalismThe doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
nationalismThe doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals
nihilismA revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
nuclear deterrenceThe military doctrine that an enemy / enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
pacifism, pacificism, passivismThe doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
phenomenologyA philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
pluralismThe doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements
populismThe political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
prescriptivism(linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics
prescriptivism(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
presentismThe doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled
rationalism, freethinkingThe doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
reformismA doctrine of reform
reincarnationismA doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body
religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creedThe written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
secessionismA doctrine that maintains the right of secession
secularismA doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
states' rightsA doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
teaching, precept, commandmentA doctrine that is taught
theological doctrineThe doctrine of a religious group
unilateralismThe doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign / foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations
utilitarianismdoctrine that the useful is the good
BroaderbeliefAny cognitive content held as true
Spanishdoctrina, escuela de pensamiento, filosofía, ismo
Catalandoctrina, escola de pensament, filosofia
Adjectivesdoctrinalrelating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine
Verbsindoctrinateteach doctrines to

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