emanation

play
noun em·a·na·tion \ˌe-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of emanation

  1. 1 a :  the action of emanating b :  the origination of the world by a series of hierarchically descending radiations from the Godhead through intermediate stages to matter

  2. 2 a :  something that emanates or is produced by emanation :  effluence b :  an isotope of radon produced by radioactive disintegration <radium emanation>

emanative

play \ˈe-mə-ˌnā-tiv\ adjective

1570

First Known Use of emanation

1570


Medical Dictionary

emanation

play
noun em·a·na·tion \ˌem-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of emanation

  1. 1:  the action of emanating

  2. 2a:  something that emanates or is produced by emanationb:  a heavy gaseous element produced by radioactive disintegration <radium emanation>


Learn More about emanation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up emanation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ