Definition of karma in English:

karma

Syllabification: kar·ma
Pronunciation: /ˈkärmə
 
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noun

1(In Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
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  • They accept the religion's basic concepts of dharma, samsara, karma, and ahimsa.
  • Three important concepts within Hinduism are dharma, karma, and reincarnation.
  • In other words, he was preaching karma, samsara and moksha.
1.1 informal Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
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  • I'm convinced now that the universe is out to get me, that somewhere karma, fate and destiny are somewhere playing cards while they laugh at my expense.
  • To those who understand the effects that karma has on our lives it may also be a teacher, with a lesson plan on patience, confidence, self-reliance, restraint, and power.
  • Many spiritual paths have teachings regarding the free will of others and the effects of karma.

Origin

from Sanskrit karman 'action, effect, fate'.

Derivatives

karmic

adjective
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  • So perhaps there's some karmic thing going on here.
  • My karmic debt was that I abused my freedom in my last life.
  • In your individual life, however, you have infinite opportunity to act in concert with the karmic imperatives of your soul.

karmically

Pronunciation: /-mik(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • To be honest, it makes me feel sad for the people who are coming up with it, because I think, karmically, it can't be very good for you.
  • Meat is already the most karmically / chemically toxic and environmentally wasteful food you can eat, let alone try to grow healthy, long-lived kids on.
  • Being unconscious of the custom's existence, her actions could be considered karmically neutral, as she lacked the intention to offend.

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