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Prajñapti (P. paññatti; T. gdags pa/btags pa; C. jiaming 假名) is a conventional designation,[1] or "the denotation of a thing by a word."[2]

The term has been translated as “designation,” “imputation,” or “convention."[3]


  1. Gold, Jonathan. "Without Karma and Nirvana, Buddhism is Nihilism", in Garfield and Westerhoff, Madhyamaka and Yogacara, Oxford, 2015
  2. Prajñapti (Encyclopedia Britannica)
  3. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. Prajñapti