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Tao·ism(dou′ĭz′əm, tou′-) also Dao·ism (dou′-)
A principal philosophy and system of religion of China that is based on writings attributed to Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and others, and advocates conforming one's behavior and thought to the Tao.
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|Noun||1.||Taoist - an adherent of any branch of Taoism|
Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
Taoism - a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
|Adj.||1.||Taoist - of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic; "Taoist temples"|
|2.||Taoist - of or relating to the philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life|
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