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CATECHISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does catechism mean? 

CATECHISM (noun)
  The noun CATECHISM has 2 senses:

1. a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
2. an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers

  Familiarity information: CATECHISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CATECHISM (noun)


Sense 1catechism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("catechism" is a kind of...):

examination; interrogation; interrogatory (formal systematic questioning)

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)


Sense 2catechism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("catechism" is a kind of...):

book (a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together))


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