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Meaning of prakriti

pra•kri•ti

Pronunciation: (pruk'ri-tē), [key]
— n. Hinduism.
  1. (in Sankhya philosophy) primal matter or substance from which the physical and mental universe evolves under the influence of purusha. Cf.
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