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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polytheism mean? 

  The noun POLYTHEISM has 1 sense:

1. belief in multiple Gods

  Familiarity information: POLYTHEISM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Belief in multiple Gods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

theism (the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods)

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

tritheism ((Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods)


monotheism (belief in a single God)

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