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incarnation

noun [C/U]  /ˌɪnˌkɑrˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
the human form of a spirit, or the human representation of a principle or idea: [U] When he dances, he’s the incarnation of gracefulness. An incarnation is also, according to some religious beliefs, one of the several lives people have over time. An incarnation can also be a new or different form or condition of something: [C] This movie is the latest incarnation of an old French fairy tale.
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