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karma Tweet Definition of karma Like Definition of karma on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Hinduism, Buddhism) The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence, regarded as determining his next incarnation.
  2. destiny, Destiny, fate.
  3. A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
kenosis Tweet Definition of kenosis Like Definition of kenosis on Facebook
noun (kenos, es, -)
  1. (Christianity) Christ's divestment of his divine powers.
kerygma Tweet Definition of kerygma Like Definition of kerygma on Facebook
noun
  1. The Apostolic proclamation of religious truths, especially as taught in the Gospels
key Tweet Definition of key Like Definition of key on Facebook
noun
  1. An object designed to open and close a lock.
  2. An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain the orientation between them.
  3. A crucial step or requirement.
the to solving this problem...
the to winning this game
  1. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart.
The says that A stands for the accounting department.
  1. One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character.
Press the Escape .
  1. One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
  2. One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
  3. (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based
the of B-flat major
  1. A device used to transmit Morse code.
  2. (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
  3. (computing): In a database, a field of a relation constrained to be unique.
  4. (computing): In a database, a field in a record that is used as a search argument (but is not necessarily unique).
  5. (computing): A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
  6. (basketball): The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the freethrow line, the freethrow lane having formerly been narrower, giving the area the shape of a skeleton key hole.
He shoots from the top of the .
  1. (slang): kilogram
verb
  1. To fit (a lock) with a key.
  2. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
  3. (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
  4. (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
  5. (computing): (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
Our instructor told us to in our user IDs.
  1. (colloquial) To use a key as a tool of convenience.
He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
adjective
  1. Indispensable.
He is the player for his soccer team.
He is the witness.
  1. Important, salient.
She makes several points
King Tweet Definition of King Like Definition of King on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish surname; a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household
kingdom Tweet Definition of kingdom Like Definition of kingdom on Facebook
noun
  1. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
  2. (context, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)
Kingdom Hall Tweet Definition of Kingdom Hall Like Definition of Kingdom Hall on Facebook
noun
  1. A place where Jehovah's Witnesses meet for fellowship and worship.

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