Home > B Words > Buddhism

Buddhism

Definition of Buddhism

(noun) A belief system of many groups (particularly in Asia) that follows Buddhist doctrine as taught by Gautama Buddha.

Example of Buddhism

Buddhism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈbuˌdɪz(ə)m/
      • /ˈbʊˌdɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /ˈbʊdɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (bud·dhism)

Usage Notes

Additional Information

Related Terms


Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Farlex. (N.d.) TheFreeDictionary.com: Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Farlex. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/).

Kimmel, Michael S., and Amy Aronson. 2012. Sociology Now. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Marsh, Ian, and Mike Keating, eds. 2006. Sociology: Making Sense of Society. 3rd ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Buddhism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Buddhism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

Buddhism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Buddhism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“Buddhism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/>.