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Definitions for vegetarianism
ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əmveg·e·tar·i·an·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vegetarianismnoun

    a diet excluding all meat and fish

Wiktionary

  1. vegetarianismnoun

    The practice of following a vegetarian diet.

Wikipedia

  1. Vegetarianism

    Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, insects, and the flesh of any other animal). It may also include abstaining from eating all by-products of animal slaughter.Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Many people object to eating meat out of respect for sentient animal life. Such ethical motivations have been codified under various religious beliefs as well as animal rights advocacy. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, environmental, cultural, aesthetic, economic, taste-related, or relate to other personal preferences. There are many variations of the vegetarian diet: an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products, an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and a lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but not eggs. As the strictest of vegetarian diets, a vegan diet excludes all animal products, and can be accompanied by abstention from the use of animal-derived products, such as leather shoes. Maintenance of a vegetarian diet can be challenging. While avoidance of animal products may support health and ethical concerns, dietary supplements may be needed to prevent nutritional deficiency if all such products are shunned, particularly for vitamin B12. Packaged and processed foods may contain minor quantities of animal ingredients. While some vegetarians scrutinize product labels for such ingredients, others do not object to consuming them, or are unaware of their presence.

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  1. vegetarianism

    Vegetarianism is a dietary practice and lifestyle choice that involves the exclusion of meat and animal products from one's diet. This typically includes beef, poultry, fish, and other types of seafood. Some vegetarians also choose to avoid by-products of animal slaughter such as gelatin, while others might expand their restrictions to include dairy products and eggs. The reasons for choosing a vegetarian lifestyle can include health, environmental, ethical or religious beliefs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetarianismnoun

    the theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits

Wikidata

  1. Vegetarianism

    Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal; it may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin. Vegetarianism can be adopted for different reasons. Many object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life. Such ethical motivations have been codified under various religious beliefs, along with the concept of animal rights. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, environmental, cultural, aesthetic or economic. There are varieties of the diet as well: an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, a lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but not eggs, and an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products. A vegan, or strict vegetarian, diet excludes all animal products, including eggs, dairy, beeswax and honey. Vegans also avoid animal products such as leather for clothing and goose-fat for shoe polish. Various packaged or processed foods, including cake, cookies, candies, chocolate, yogurt and marshmallows, often contain unfamiliar animal ingredients, and may be a special concern for vegetarians due to the likelihood of such additions. Often, products are reviewed by vegetarians for animal-derived ingredients prior to purchase or consumption. Vegetarians vary in their feelings regarding these ingredients, however. For example, while some vegetarians may be unaware of animal-derived rennet's role in the usual production of cheese and may therefore unknowingly consume the product, other vegetarians may not be bothered by its consumption. The results of a 2009 International survey suggest the standard definition of vegetarianism is different in different nations. Vegetarians in some nations consume more animal products than those in others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetarianism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetarianism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vegetarianism in a Sentence

  1. Sir Robert Hutchison:

    Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.

  2. William Ralph Inge:

    It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

  3. Sir Robert Hutchinson:

    Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.

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