: 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
Each individual is born with karma, the residual from past lives that must be resolved …—Diane Goldner
: such a force considered as affecting the events of one's life
Claude says, "You reap what you sow." I call this idea karma, that what goes around comes around. —Anthony Walton I figured I needed all the good karma I could get if I was serious about winning Noah's heart. —Robin Palmer
: a characteristic emanation, aura, or spirit that infuses or vitalizes someone or something
… he wrote a book entitled Maverick in which he talked about his drug use and his teammates' karma …—Sam Smith Graffiti on the walls of trains or subway stations create bad karma.—Ed Koch
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