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 (vĭ-dän′tə, -dăn′-)
n. Hinduism
The system of philosophy that further develops the implications in the Upanishads that all reality is a single principle, Brahman, and teaches that the believer's goal is to transcend the limitations of self-identity and realize one's unity with Brahman.

[Sanskrit vedāntaḥ, complete knowledge of the Veda : Vedaḥ, Veda; see Veda + antaḥ, end; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

Ve·dan′tic adj.
Ve·dan′tism n.
Ve·dan′tist n.
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the beliefs and practices of Vedanta, an orthodox Hindu philoso-phy emphasizing the teachings on contemplation found in the Vedas. — Vedantist, n. — Vedantic, adj.
See also: Hinduism
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