[ in-kahr-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən /
an incarnate being or form.
a living being embodying a deity or spirit.
assumption of human form or nature.
the Incarnation, (sometimes lowercase)Theology. the doctrine that the second person of the Trinity assumed human form in the person of Jesus Christ and is completely both God and man.
a person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like: The leading dancer is the incarnation of grace.
the act of incarnating.
state of being incarnated.
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Origin of incarnation
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British Dictionary definitions for incarnation (1 of 2)
/ (ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən) /
the act of manifesting or state of being manifested in bodily form, esp human form
a bodily form assumed by a god, etc
a person or thing that typifies or represents some quality, idea, etcthe weasel is the incarnation of ferocity
British Dictionary definitions for incarnation (2 of 2)
/ (ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən) /
Christian theol the assuming of a human body by the Son of God
Christianity the presence of God on Earth in the person of Jesus
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Cultural definitions for incarnation
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