from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun In some philosophical and religious belief systems, a spiritual principle having the same relation to the physical world as the human soul does to the body; the animating force of the world.
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- noun religion, philosophy A single,
unifyingspirit believed by some to animateevery living being in the world and to underliethe value of every inanimatething as well.
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