Meaning of “Hinduism” in the English Dictionary

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"Hinduism" in British English

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Hinduismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhɪn.duː.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈhɪn.duː.ɪ.zəm/

an ancient religion with Indian origins whose characteristics include the worship of many gods and goddesses and the belief that when a person or creature dies, their spirit returns to life in another body


  • He told me a lot about Hinduism.
  • We learned a bit about Hinduism.

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

"Hinduism" in American English

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Hinduismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɪn·duˌɪz·əm/

the Hindu religion

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