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MANIFESTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does manifestation mean? 

MANIFESTATION (noun)
  The noun MANIFESTATION has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MANIFESTATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANIFESTATION (noun)


Sense 1manifestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A clear appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

a manifestation of great emotion

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

appearance (the event of coming into sight)

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

epiphany (a divine manifestation)

theophany (a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person)

Word of God (a manifestation of the mind and will of God)

tidal wave (an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon)

Instance hyponyms:

Advent; Parousia; Second Advent; Second Coming; Second Coming of Christ ((Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment)


Sense 2manifestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a manifestation of disease

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

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)


Sense 3manifestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

materialisation; materialization; manifestation

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

appearance (the event of coming into sight)


Sense 4manifestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expression without words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

expression; reflexion; reflection; manifestation

Context examples:

tears are an expression of grief / the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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

demo; demonstration (a visual presentation showing how something works)

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

blowup; ebullition; effusion; gush; outburst (an unrestrained expression of emotion)

act (a manifestation of insincerity)

lamentation; mourning (the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief)


Sense 5manifestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

demonstration; manifestation

Context example:

there were violent demonstrations against the war

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

dissent; objection; protest (the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent)

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)

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

work-in (occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory)

protest march (occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license)

Instance hyponyms:

Boston Tea Party (demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea)


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