From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincarnationin‧car‧na‧tion /ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən $ -ɑːr-/ noun 1 [countable, uncountable]RR the state of living in the form of a particular person or animal. According to some religions, people have several different incarnations. → reincarnation She believes she was an Egyptian queen in a previous incarnation.2 [countable] a period of time when someone or something has a particular job, use etc The building has gone through several incarnations: as a station, a café, and, most recently, a club.3 → the/an incarnation of something4 [singular]RRC the act of God coming to Earth in the human form of Christ, according to the Christian religion
Examples from the Corpusincarnation• In Hindu lore, Rama is an incarnation of the god Vishnu.• But this does not alter the fact that there is an issue between Eckhart and Snyder, between incarnation and transcendental release.• On top was a confectionary incarnation of the goddess Liberty.• Her first incarnation on EastEnders was too shocking, though.• In one later incarnation, she is depicted as severe, with a scalpel and a large pair of pincers.• Supporters hope that the party in its new incarnation will be more popular with the voters.• Only the flagship 50 configurations use the 7100; the lower end boxes in each class using previous incarnations of the chip.• We must never separate incarnation and atonement.• I can not remember all the incarnations of this place, but the current one is offering up some terrific food.Incarnation, thethe IncarnationIncarnation, the (in Christianity) the coming of God to Earth in the body of Jesus Christ. The Christian belief is that there was a union of God and Man in Jesus Christ.