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"mantra" in British English

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mantranoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæn.trə/ us   /ˈmæn.trə/
(especially in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound that is believed to have a special spiritual power: A personal mantra is sometimes repeated as an aid to meditation or prayer.
a word or phrase that is often repeated and expresses a particular strong belief: The British fans chanted that familiar football mantra: "Here we go, here we go, here we go..."
(Definition of mantra from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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