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karma

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noun kar·ma \ˈkär-mə also ˈkər-\

Simple Definition of karma

  • : the force created by a person's actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will be like

  • : the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person

Full Definition of karma

  1. 1 often capitalized :  the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence

  2. 2 :  vibration 4

kar·mic play \-mik\ adjective

Examples of karma

  1. She believes that helping people produces good karma.

  2. <as the site of a string of failed businesses, the building definitely had bad karma>



Origin of karma

Sanskrit karma fate, work


First Known Use: 1827

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