apparition

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noun ap·pa·ri·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈri-shən\

Definition of apparition

  1. 1a :  an unusual or unexpected sight :  phenomenon strange apparitions in the skyb :  a ghostly figure reported seeing ghostly apparitions in the old house

  2. 2 :  the act of becoming visible :  appearance the apparition of sunlight through the window

apparitional

play \-ˈrish-nəl, -ˈri-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of apparition in a sentence

  1. an eccentric who claimed to have photographed an apparition in her very own house

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Origin and Etymology of apparition

Middle English apparicioun, from Anglo-French aparicion, from Late Latin apparition-, apparitio appearance, from Latin apparēre to appear


First Known Use: 15th century


APPARITION Defined for English Language Learners

apparition

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noun ap·pa·ri·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈri-shən\

Definition of apparition for English Language Learners

  • : a ghost or spirit of a dead person


APPARITION Defined for Kids

apparition

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noun ap·pa·ri·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈri-shən\

Definition of apparition for Students

  1. 1 :  ghost

  2. 2 :  an unusual or unexpected sight What it was, whether bear or man … the terror of this new apparition brought me to a stand. — Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island



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