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incarnation

noun
     
Related topics: Religion, Christianity
in‧car‧na‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable]RR the state of living in the form of a particular person or animal. According to some religions, people have several different incarnations [↪ reincarnation]:
She believes she was an Egyptian queen in a previous incarnation.
2 [countable] a period of time when someone or something has a particular job, use etc:
The building has gone through several incarnations, as a station, cafe, and most recently a club.
3

the/an incarnation of something

someone who has a lot of a particular quality, or represents it:
She was the incarnation of wisdom.
4 [singular]RRC the act of God coming to Earth in the human form of Christ, according to the Christian religion

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