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catechism

a book containing the principles of the Christian religion; a book of instruction in any subject
Not to be confused with:
cataclysm – disaster; a violent upheaval, such as an earthquake; an extensive flood
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cat·e·chism

 (kăt′ĭ-kĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. A text summarizing the basic principles of a Christian denomination, usually in question-and-answer form.
b. Formal indoctrination in the tenets of a Christian denomination; catechesis.
2. A manual giving basic instruction in a subject, usually by rote or repetition.
3. A body of fundamental principles or beliefs, especially when accepted uncritically: "The catechism of liberal America was dominated by references to 'freedom,' 'equality,' 'democracy,;rsquo; 'individualism'" (Joseph Ellis).
4. A close questioning or examination, as of a political figure.

[French catechisme, from Old French, from Late Latin catēchismus, from Late Greek katēkhismos, from katēkhizein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.]
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catechism

(ˈkætɪˌkɪzəm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) instruction by a series of questions and answers, esp a book containing such instruction on the religious doctrine of a Christian Church
2. rigorous and persistent questioning, as in a test or interview
[C16: from Late Latin catēchismus, ultimately from Greek katēkhizein to catechize]
ˌcateˈchismal adj
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cat•e•chism

(ˈkæt ɪˌkɪz əm)

n.
1. an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of a Christian religion, in the form of questions and answers.
2. catechetical instruction.
3. a series of formal questions used as a test or to elicit views.
[1495–1505; < Late Latin catēchismus <catēch(izāre) to catechize]
cat`e•chis′mal, adj.
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catechism

, catechumen - Catechism comes from Latin catechismus, "instruction by word of mouth," and is literally a series of questions and answers; a catechumen is a young Christian preparing for confirmation.
See also related terms for instruction.
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catechism

1. a manual of instruction in the principles of the Christian religion, usually in question and answer form.
2. catechetical instruction. — catechist, n. — catechetical, adj.
See also: Christianity
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catechism - a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
interrogatory, examination, interrogation - formal systematic questioning
2.catechism - an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
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catechism

noun
A set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill:
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Translations
katechismuskatechizmus
katekismusoverhøring
kátékatekizmus
kennslubók , kverrækileg yfirheyrsla
katekizmassusijęs su katekizmo mokymu
katķismsvirkne jautājumu
katechizm
katechizmus
araştırıcı sorularilmihalsorulu-cevaplı din öğrenim kitabı

catechism

[ˈkætɪkɪzəm] N (= instruction) → catequesis f inv, catequismo m; (= book) → catecismo m
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catechism

[ˈkætɪkɪzəm] ncatéchisme m
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catechism

n (= instruction)Katechese f; (fig)Verhör nt; (= book)Katechismus m
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catechism

[ˈkætɪˌkɪzm] ncatechismo
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catechism

(ˈkӕtikizəm) noun
1. a book (especially religious) of instructions by means of question and answer.
2. a series of searching questions on any subject.
catechetical (-ketikl) adjective
catechetical class.
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