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noun religion pronunciation in British English /rɪˈlɪdʒ(ə)n/
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pluralreligions
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the belief in the existence of a god or gods
    Religion is something we always argue about.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a system of beliefs in a god or gods that has its own ceremonies and traditions
      the Christian/Hindu/Muslim religion
      The children are learning about different cultures and religions.
  2. 2
    [singular] informal an activity or aim that is extremely important to you
    As students, socialism was our religion.
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