from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of manifesting.
  • noun The state of being manifested.
  • noun An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something.
  • noun One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
  • noun The materialized form of a spirit.
  • noun A public demonstration, usually of a political nature.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of manifesting or disclosing what is secret, unseen, or obscure; a making evident to the eye or to the understanding; the exhibition of something by clear evidence; display; revelation: as, the manifestation of God's power in creation.
  • noun That in or by which something is manifested or made apparent or known.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the eye or to the understanding.
  • noun That which manifests; a phenomenon which gives evidence of something hidden; exhibition; display; revelation; ; the delayed manifestation of a disease.
  • noun The materialization or apparition of a spirit; -- a phenomenon claimed to be seen by spiritualists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or process of becoming manifest.
  • noun The embodiment of an intangible, or variable thing.
  • noun medicine The symptoms or observable conditions which are seen as a result of some disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
  • noun a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
  • noun a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
  • noun a clear appearance
  • noun expression without words


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