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Meaning of “mantra” in the English Dictionary

"mantra" in British English

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mantranoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæn.trə/
(​especially in ​Hinduism and ​Buddhism) a word or ​sound that is ​believed to have a ​specialspiritualpower: A ​personal mantra is sometimes repeated as an ​aid to ​meditation or ​prayer. a word or phrase that is often ​repeated and ​expresses a ​particularstrongbelief: The British ​fanschanted that ​familiarfootball mantra: "Here we go, here we go, here we go..."
(Definition of mantra from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mantra" in American English

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mantranoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæn·trə, ˈmɑn-/
a word or ​sound that is ​repeated as a ​prayer A mantra is also any word or ​expression used ​repeatedly: "Moderate" is the new ​Republican mantra, he said.
(Definition of mantra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mantra" in Business English

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mantranoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæntrə/
a word or phrase that is often repeated and that ​expresses something that ​people believe in: "Think ​global, ​actlocal" is a powerful mantra for the 21st century.
(Definition of mantra from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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