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Buddhism

Definition of Buddhism

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

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Cite the Definition of Buddhism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Buddhism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 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 August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“Buddhism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/>.