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Definition of "incarnation" []

  • The act of incarnating. (noun)
  • The condition of being incarnated. (noun)
  • Christianity The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man. (noun)
  • A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being. (noun)
  • One who is believed to personify a given abstract quality or idea. (noun)
  • The act of manifesting or state of being manifested in bodily form, esp human form (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A bodily form assumed by a god, etc (noun)
  • A person or thing that typifies or represents some quality, idea, etc (noun)

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Use "incarnation" in a sentence
  • "Those flowers are a pun, carrying as they do the root of the word incarnation within their name."
  • "My atheist friend used the term incarnation to point to what he called the “miracle of awareness."
  • "My atheist friend used the term incarnation to point to what he called the "miracle of awareness.""