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Definition 1: philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for taoism in the sense of this definition

(taoism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(taoism is the domain which ... is member of) the ultimate principle of the universe

(taoism is the domain which ... is member of) religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

Definition 2: popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for taoism in the sense of this definition

(taoism is a kind of ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 3: religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu - [noun denoting group]

(taoism is a kind of ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

(taoism is a member of ...) an adherent of any branch of Taoism

(taoism belongs to category ...) philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

Definition 4: a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism - [noun denoting group]

(taoism is a kind of ...) a subdivision of a larger religious group

(taoism is a member of ...) an adherent of any branch of Taoism

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