Meaning of “reincarnation” in the English Dictionary

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"reincarnation" in British English

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reincarnationnoun

uk /ˌriː.ɪn.kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌriː.ɪn.kɑːrˈneɪ.ʃən/

[ U ] the belief that a dead person's spirit returns to life in another body:

Hindus and Buddhists believe in reincarnation.

[ C ] a person or animal in whose body a dead person's spirit returns to life:

He believes he's a reincarnation of Julius Caesar.

(Definition of “reincarnation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reincarnationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌri·ɪn·kɑrˈneɪ·ʃən/

the belief of some people that the spirit of a dead person returns to life in another body or form, or a person or thing believed to have returned or been brought back in this way

(Definition of “reincarnation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)