manifestation

noun
man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion | \ ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce manifestation (audio) , -ˌfe-ˈstā- \

Definition of manifestation

1a : 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

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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 Inflammation of the heart may be a more extreme manifestation of this response, Guzman-Cottrill said. Maggie Fox, CNN, 17 June 2021 Recent outcry over critical race theory is a manifestation of white conservative backlash to the racial justice movement that gained surging support in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, said Noel A. Cazenave, a professor of sociology at UConn. Eliza Fawcett, courant.com, 12 June 2021 And his belief in himself and his commitment to manifestation continues to propel him. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 The vaccination breach is one more manifestation of the deep divides that endanger the American political system, and so understanding the gap may provide insight into the broader problem. William A. Galston, WSJ, 8 June 2021 Ever ready to upend conventional mores, one manifestation after another of the irreverent Pierrot pops up with unavoidable regularity on the modern lyric stage. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 Slowly, the loss of her son Kevin to suicide emerges into the plot, and Winslet’s thousand-mile vaping stare turns out to be just one manifestation of the pervasive guilt afflicting Easttown’s women. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 30 May 2021 And so, in the game that represented that manifestation of its destiny, Manchester City sought to exert a supreme, almost obsessive, control, and found only chaos. New York Times, 29 May 2021 That moment was the literal manifestation of our lives for the past year. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of manifestation

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

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“Manifestation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manifestation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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manifestation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of manifestation

formal
: 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

noun
man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion | \ ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce manifestation (audio) \

Kids Definition of manifestation

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.

manifestation

noun
man·​i·​fes·​ta·​tion | \ ˌman-ə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfes- How to pronounce manifestation (audio) \

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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