Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman. Compare bhakti ( def 1 ), jnana.
Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.
fate; destiny. predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.
the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something: Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.

1820–30; < Sanskrit: nominative, accusative singular of karman act, deed

karmic, adjective
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karma (ˈkɑːmə)
1.  Hinduism, Buddhism the principle of retributive justice determining a person's state of life and the state of his reincarnations as the effect of his past deeds
2.  theosophy the doctrine of inevitable consequence
3.  destiny or fate
[C19: from Sanskrit: action, effect, from karoti he does]

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1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one life, which determine his form in the next; from Skt. karman- "action, fate," related to krnoti, Avestan kerenaoiti "makes," O.Pers. kunautiy "he makes;" from PIE base *kwer- "to make, form," related to the second element in Sanskrit.
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Example sentences
They say we create, through effort or karma, our own futures.
Now he is an example of how karma can come back around.
Perhaps it was destiny, karma or divine intervention at work.
This is based on the "law of karma" the cycling back of energy to its
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