Suffixes which denote
The suffix -ism indicates a doctrine, a particular manner of acting, of being, or an idiom peculiar to a language; as, Calvinism, the doctrine of Calvin; parallelism, the state of being parallel; Latinism, an idiom peculiar to the Latin language.
Form nouns by means of the above suffixes.
III. Change the noun in italics to one that denotes the art, science, or practice:
1. The practices of the heathen are either superstitious or cruel.
2. The chemist requires an extensive knowledge of physics and geometry.
3. A new country like Canada affords a vast field for the engineer.
4. Since the discovery of Galvani the science of electricity has advanced with rapid strides.
5. The skeptics of the reign of Louis XV. were followed by the terrorists of the French Revolution.
6. The anatomist examines the structure of the human body.