Definition of karma
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
karmicplay \ˈkär-mik also ˈkər-\ adjective
Examples of karma in a sentence
She believes that helping people produces good karma.
<as the site of a string of failed businesses, the building definitely had bad karma>
Origin and Etymology of karma
Sanskrit karma fate, work
First Known Use: 1827
KARMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of karma for English Language Learners
: 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
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