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Buddhism

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noun Bud·dhism \ˈbü-ˌdi-zəm, ˈbu̇-\

Simple Definition of Buddhism

  • : a religion of eastern and central Asia that is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Buddhism

  1. :  a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Gautama Buddha that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by mental and moral self-purification

Buddhist

play \ˈbü-dist, ˈbu̇-\ noun or adjective

Buddhistic

play \bü-ˈdis-tik, bu̇-\ adjective


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