Buddhism

noun
Bud·​dhism | \ ˈbü-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce Buddhism (audio) , ˈbu̇- How to pronounce Buddhism (audio) \

Definition of Buddhism

: a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Siddhārtha Gautama that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by cultivating wisdom, virtue, and concentration

Other Words from Buddhism

Buddhist \ ˈbü-​dist How to pronounce Buddhist (audio) , ˈbu̇-​ \ noun or adjective
Buddhistic \ bü-​ˈdi-​stik How to pronounce Buddhistic (audio) , bu̇-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Buddhism

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Buddhism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buddhist. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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Buddhism

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English Language Learners Definition of Buddhism

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

Buddhism

noun
Bud·​dhism | \ ˈbü-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce Buddhism (audio) , ˈbu̇- \

Kids Definition of Buddhism

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

Other Words from Buddhism

Buddhist \ ˈbü-​dəst , ˈbu̇d-​ \ noun

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