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DOGMA (dogmata)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dogma mean? 

DOGMA (noun)
  The noun DOGMA has 2 senses:

1. a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
2. a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

  Familiarity information: DOGMA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOGMA (noun)


Sense 1dogma [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dogma; tenet

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

church doctrine; creed; gospel; religious doctrine (the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dogma"):

article of faith; credendum ((Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided)


Sense 2dogma [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he believed all the Marxist dogma

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

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)


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