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Noun: fundamentalism  ,fún-du'men-tu,li-zum
  1. A form of Protestantism that takes the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth
  2. The strict adherence to the basic principles or doctrines of a religion, ideology, etc.

Derived forms: fundamentalisms

Type of: ideology, mythos, political orientation, political theory, Protestantism

Encyclopedia: Fundamentalism