man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce manifestation (audio)
: the act, process, or an instance of manifesting
demanded some manifestation of repentance
: something that manifests or is manifest
: a perceptible, outward, or visible expression
external manifestations of gender
: one of the forms in which an individual is manifested
Hate in all its manifestations is wrong.
: an occult phenomenon
specifically : materialization
: a public demonstration of power and purpose
meetings, parades, and other such manifestationsH. M. Parshley

Examples of manifestation in a Sentence

a portrait of a mother and child that is regarded as the very manifestation of maternal love
Recent Examples on the Web Biden’s comments and his decision last week to pause the shipment of heavy bombs to Israel are the most striking manifestations of the growing daylight between his administration and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Zeke Miller, Fortune, 9 May 2024 As horrifying visions and manifestations drive him toward madness, his wife becomes convinced that an evil presence has attached itself to their family. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for manifestation 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of manifestation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Manifestation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion ˌman-ə-fə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce manifestation (audio)
: the act or an instance of manifesting : expression
: something that manifests : evidence
: a public demonstration of power and purpose

Medical Definition


man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion ˌman-ə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfes- How to pronounce manifestation (audio)
: a perceptible, outward, or visible expression (as of a disease or abnormal condition)
the manifestations of shock

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