Definition of manifestation
1a : the act, process, or an instance of manifesting demanded some manifestation of repentanceb (1) : something that manifests or is manifest (2) : a perceptible, outward, or visible expression external manifestations of genderc : 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
a portrait of a mother and child that is regarded as the very manifestation of maternal love
Recent Examples of manifestation from the Web
The clearest recent manifestations of the populist surge—
A Reddit user who took credit for creating a video of President Donald Trump punching a physical manifestation of CNN has apologized to the news outlet in a Reddit post.
For an organization like the Anti-Defamation League, which was founded both to combat anti-Semitism and protect the Jewish people but also to secure justice and fair treatment to all Americans, these manifestations are upsetting.
To her, forest bathing is a marketing campaign of sorts, a manifestation of a human tendency to need to put labels on things in order to give them value.
Each table held yet another manifestation of the briny air, a tub of salt harvested from the nearby sea.
The signs/kiosks are the first manifestations of a wayfinding program town staff have developed and worked to implement over the past three years, Planning Director Kevin Small explained.
In her hands, the country’s inequality, beauty, and corruption tangle together to become a manifestation of our own darkest thoughts and fears.
Still, the rejection set off alarm bells among many pastors at the convention who couldn't believe their denomination might fail to stand against new manifestations of racism and chose not to act.
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First Known Use of manifestation
MANIFESTATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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