Buddhism

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

Example: Zen Buddhism.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: Buddhisms
  • A (nounBuddhist is a person who practices (adjectiveBuddhistic traditions.

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How to Cite the Definition of Buddhism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Buddhism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“Buddhism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/buddhism/>.