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Originally: a theory or doctrine of the nature or role of the Buddha or a Buddha; the study of Buddhahood. Now usually: the study of Buddhism and Buddhist culture; Buddhist studies.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Estlin Carpenter (1824–1927), Unitarian minister and college head. From Buddha + -ology.
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