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EMANATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emanation mean? 

EMANATION (noun)
  The noun EMANATION has 3 senses:

1. something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light etc.)
2. the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
3. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

  Familiarity information: EMANATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMANATION (noun)


Sense 1emanation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("emanation" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "emanation"):

ectoplasm ((spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance)


Sense 2emanation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of emitting; causing to flow forth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

emission; emanation

Hypernyms ("emanation" is a kind of...):

egress; egression; emergence (the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "emanation"):

radiation (the act of spreading outward from a central source)

discharge; venting (the act of venting)


Sense 3emanation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

procession; emanation; rise

Context examples:

the emanation of the Holy Spirit / the rising of the Holy Ghost / the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son

Hypernyms ("emanation" is a kind of...):

inception; origin; origination (an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events)

Domain category:

theological system; theology (a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings)


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