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noun British English pronunciation: religion /rɪˈlɪdʒ(ə)n/ 
Word Forms
  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.

This is the British English definition of religion. View American English definition of religion