Definitions for vedântavɪˈdɑn tə, -ˈdæn-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ve•dan•tavɪˈdɑn tə, -ˈdæn-(n.)
the chief Hindu philosophy, dealing mainly with the Upanishadic doctrine of the identity of Brahman and Atman.
Category: Eastern Religions, Philosphy
Origin of Vedanta:
< Skt, =vedaVeda+anta end
(from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas
a system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on scattered texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the "Anta," or end or substance
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a system of Hindu speculation in interpretation of the Vedas, founded on the pre-supposition of the identity of the spiritual working at the heart of things and the spiritual working in the heart of man.