reincarnation

noun re·in·car·na·tion \ ˌrē-(ˌ)in-(ˌ)kär-ˈnā-shən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of reincarnation

1 a :the action of reincarnating :the state of being reincarnated
b :rebirth in new bodies or forms of life; especially :a rebirth of a soul in a new human body
2 :a fresh embodiment

Examples of reincarnation in a Sentence

  1. Many people believe in reincarnation.

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First Known Use of reincarnation

1845

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REINCARNATION Defined for English Language Learners

reincarnation

noun

Definition of reincarnation for English Language Learners

  • : the idea or belief that people are born again with a different body after death

  • : someone who has been born again with a different body after death


REINCARNATION Defined for Kids

reincarnation

noun re·in·car·na·tion \ ˌrē-ˌin-ˌkär-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of reincarnation for Students

:rebirth of the soul in a new body after death


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