Definition of tantra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtæntrə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæntrə//
    Religious texts
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  1. 1[countable] an ancient Hindu or Buddhist text See related entries: Religious texts
  2. 2[uncountable] behaviour based on these texts, including prayer and meditation
  3. Word OriginSanskrit, literally ‘loom, groundwork, doctrine’, from tan ‘stretch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tantra