- Hinduism & Buddhism The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny.
- Fate; destiny.
- Informal A distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling: There's bad karma around the house today
- A balance of good and bad. i.e. Paying off one of your students loans, then coming home to discover your dog had foul, explosive diarrhea in your closet where you pretty much just pile everything on the floor.