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reincarnationnoun

uk   /ˌriː.ɪn.kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌriː.ɪn.kɑːrˈneɪ.ʃən/
[U] the ​belief that a ​dead person's ​spiritreturns to ​life in another ​body: Hindus and Buddhists ​believe in reincarnation.
[C] a ​person or ​animal in whose ​body a ​dead person's ​spiritreturns 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 ​deadpersonreturns 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)
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