Definition of karma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːmə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrmə//
    [uncountable] Types of belief
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  1. 1(in Buddhism and Hinduism) the sum of somebody’s good and bad actions in one of their lives, believed to decide what will happen to them in the next life See related entries: Types of belief
  2. 2good/bad karma (informal) the good/bad effect of doing a particular thing, being in a particular place, etc. Vegetarians believe that eating meat is bad karma. See related entries: Types of belief
  3. Word Originfrom Sanskrit karman ‘action, effect, fate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: karma