Pronunciation: (vi-dän'tu, -dan'-), [key]
the chief Hindu philosophy, dealing mainly with the Upanishadic doctrine of the identity of Brahman and Atman, that reached its highest developmenta.d.c800 through the philosopher Shankara. Cf. Advaita, dvaita (def. 2).
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