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Definition 1: (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan - [noun denoting act]

(ramadan is a kind of ...) abstaining from food

(ramadan belongs to category ...) the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran

"Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion" "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"

Definition 2: the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith - [noun denoting time]

(ramadan is a kind of ...) any lunar month in the Muslim calendar

(... is part of ramadan) the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years

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