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1. karma

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

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see synonyms of karma
1. Hinduism, Buddhism
the principle of retributive justice determining a person's state of life and the state of his or her reincarnations as the effect of past deeds
2. theosophy
the doctrine of inevitable consequence
destiny or fate

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see synonyms of karma
1.  Buddhism and Hinduism
the totality of a person's actions in any one of the successive states of that person's existence, thought of as determining the fate of the next stage
2.  Loosely
fate; destiny

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see synonyms of karma
1. Hinduism & Buddhism
a. The totality of a person's actions and conduct during successive incarnations, regarded as causally influencing his or her destiny.
b. The law or principle through which such influence is believed to operate.
2. Fate or destiny resulting from one's previous actions: "[The pitcher] had mostly avoided damage through the first four innings despite putting at least two runners on base three times, but he could not hold back the bad karma any longer" (Ben Shpigel).
3. Informal A distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling: There's bad karma around the house today.

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