manifestation

noun man·i·fes·ta·tion \ ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən , -ˌfe-ˈstā- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of manifestation

1 a : the act, process, or an instance of manifesting
  • demanded some manifestation of repentance
b (1) : something that manifests or is manifest
(2) : a perceptible, outward, or visible expression
  • external manifestations of gender
c : one of the forms in which an individual is manifested
  • Hate in all its manifestations is wrong.
d : an occult phenomenon; specifically : materialization
2 : a public demonstration of power and purpose
  • meetings, parades, and other such manifestations
  • —H. M. Parshley

Examples of manifestation in a Sentence

  1. a portrait of a mother and child that is regarded as the very manifestation of maternal love

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First Known Use of manifestation

15th century


MANIFESTATION Defined for English Language Learners

manifestation

noun

Definition of manifestation for English Language Learners

  • : a sign that shows something clearly

  • : one of the forms that something has when it appears or occurs

  • : an occurrence in which the ghost or spirit of a dead person appears


MANIFESTATION Defined for Kids

manifestation

noun man·i·fes·ta·tion \ ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən \

Definition of manifestation for Students

1 : the act of showing plainly
  • It was his only manifestation of concern.
2 : something that makes clear : evidence
  • Crocuses are an early manifestation of spring.

Medical Dictionary

manifestation

noun man·i·fes·ta·tion \ ˌman-ə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfes- \

medical Definition of manifestation

: a perceptible, outward, or visible expression (as of a disease or abnormal condition)
  • the manifestations of shock


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