Definitions for KARMAˈkɑr mə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kar•maˈkɑr mə(n.)

  1. (in Hinduism and Buddhism) action seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, either in this life or in a reincarnation.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  2. (in Theosophy) the cosmic principle of rewards and punishments for the acts performed in a previous incarnation.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  3. the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of karma:

1820–30; < Skt

kar′mic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. karma(noun)

    (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation

Wiktionary

  1. karma(Noun)

    The concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian and Nepalese religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called samsara) described in the dharmic traditions, namely: Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies. The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence, regarded as determining his next incarnation.

  2. karma(Noun)

    A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.

  3. karma(Noun)

    The idea that one reaps what one sows; destiny; fate.

  4. Origin: Loan from कर्मन्, first attested in English in 1827.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Karma(noun)

    one's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence

Freebase

  1. Karma

    Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect originating in ancient India and treated in the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Sikh religions.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Karma

    the unbroken sequence, according to the Theosophists, of cause and effect, in which every effect is regarded the cause of the next.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mixed(adjective)

done, used etc by people of different sexes

mixed tennis.

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