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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nir·va·na /nɪrˈvɑnə, (ˌ)nɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nir·va·na n.  In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of worldly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the
           cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction
           of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
           [syn: enlightenment]
      2: any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn: eden,
          paradise, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la]