Hinduism

noun Hin·du·ism \ ˈhin-(ˌ)dü-ˌi-zəm \

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

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HINDUISM Defined for English Language Learners

Hinduism

Definition of Hinduism for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

Hinduism

noun Hin·du·ism \ ˈhin-ˌdü-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of Hinduism for Students

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


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