Associations to the word «Catechism»

Wiktionary

CATECHISM, noun. A book, in question and answer form, summarizing the basic principles of Christianity.
CATECHISM, noun. A basic manual in some subject.
CATECHISM, noun. A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky