Hinduism

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Hin·​du·​ism | \ ˈhin-(ˌ)dü-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Hinduism (audio) \

Definition of Hinduism

: the dominant religion of India that emphasizes dharma with its resulting ritual and social observances and often mystical contemplation and ascetic practices

First Known Use of Hinduism

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Hinduism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hinduism. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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Hinduism

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How to pronounce Hinduism (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Hinduism

: the main religion of India which includes the worship of many gods and the belief that after you die you return to life in a different form

Hinduism

noun
Hin·​du·​ism | \ ˈhin-ˌdü-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Hinduism (audio) \

Kids Definition of Hinduism

: a set of cultural and religious beliefs and practices that originated in India

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