Etymology
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reincarnation (n.)

1829, "fact of repeated incarnation, state of being embodied anew," from re- "back, again" + incarnation. Meaning "a new embodiment" is from 1854.

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Definitions of reincarnation

reincarnation (n.)
embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form);
his reincarnation as a lion
reincarnation (n.)
a second or new birth;
Synonyms: rebirth / renascence
reincarnation (n.)
the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions;
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