Meaning of “Buddhism” in the English Dictionary


"Buddhism" in English

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Buddhismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbʊd.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈbʊd.ɪ.zəm/


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  • Buddhism, with its belief in the oneness or unity of all things, was imported from China. 
  • In Japan, tattooing was an important part of tribal culture, but after the introduction of Chinese culture and Buddhism in the 6th century, it began to lose popularity. 
  • While Buddhism and Shinto are officially separate, in reality most people practice them together. 
  • Buddhism has no prejudices against those who confess another faith. 
  • Buddhism is also a religion of humanity. 
  • But the doctrine that it is wrong to take animal life was definitely adopted by Buddhism and gained strength with its diffusion. 
  • Taoism rivals Buddhism as the religion of the lower classes, and Taoism combined with Buddhism has more adherents than Confucianism. 
  • There was a great love of poetry in the communities in which Buddhism arose. 

(Definition of “Buddhism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Buddhism" in American English

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Buddhismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbuˌdɪz·əm, ˈbʊd-/

a religion that originally comes from India and teaches that improvement of the spirit will bring an end to personal confusion and suffering

(Definition of “Buddhism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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