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Pronunciation:  `inkâr'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  2. [n]  the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  3. [n]  a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
  4. [n]  time passed in a particular bodily form; "he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation"

INCARNATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: avatar, embodiment, personification
 See Also: church doctrine, creed, deification, embodiment, gospel, personification, reincarnation, religious doctrine, time



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`car*na"tion\, n. [F. incarnation, LL.
1. The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so
   clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a
   human body and nature.

2. (Theol.) The union of the second person of the Godhead
   with manhood in Christ.

3. An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a
   reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in
   person or act.

         She is a new incarnation of some of the illustrious
         dead.                                 --Jeffrey.

         The very incarnation of selfishness.  --F. W.

4. A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation. [Obs.]

5. (Med.) The process of healing wounds and filling the part
   with new flesh; granulation.

Easton Bible Dictionary

that act of grace whereby Christ took our human nature into union with his Divine Person, became man. Christ is both God and man. Human attributes and actions are predicated of him, and he of whom they are predicated is God. A Divine Person was united to a human nature (Acts 20:28; Rom. 8:32; 1 Cor. 2:8; Heb. 2:11-14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Gal. 4:4, etc.). The union is hypostatical, i.e., is personal; the two natures are not mixed or confounded, and it is perpetual.

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