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MANIFOLD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does manifold mean? 

MANIFOLD (noun)
  The noun MANIFOLD has 3 senses:

1. a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
2. a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
3. a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions

  Familiarity information: MANIFOLD used as a noun is uncommon.


MANIFOLD (adjective)
  The adjective MANIFOLD has 1 sense:

1. many and varied; having many features or forms

  Familiarity information: MANIFOLD used as an adjective is very rare.


MANIFOLD (verb)
  The verb MANIFOLD has 2 senses:

1. make multiple copies of
2. combine or increase by multiplication

  Familiarity information: MANIFOLD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANIFOLD (noun)


Sense 1manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

pipage; pipe; piping (a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.)

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

exhaust manifold (a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe)

inlet manifold (manifold that carries vaporized fuel from the carburetor to the inlet valves of the cylinders)

intake manifold (a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine)


Sense 2manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

manifold paper; manifold

Context example:

an original and two manifolds

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

paper (a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses)


Sense 3manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

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

mathematical space; topological space ((mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind)


MANIFOLD (adjective)


Sense 1manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Many and varied; having many features or forms

Synonyms:

manifold; multiplex

Context examples:

manifold reasons / our manifold failings / manifold intelligence / the multiplex opportunities in high technology

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


MANIFOLD (verb)


Sense 1manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make multiple copies of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

multiply a letter

Hypernyms (to "manifold" is one way to...):

copy; re-create (make a replica of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2manifold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Combine or increase by multiplication

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

manifold; multiply

Context example:

He managed to multiply his profits

Hypernyms (to "manifold" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "manifold"):

double; duplicate (increase twofold)

treble; triple (increase threefold)

quadruple (increase fourfold)

quintuple (increase fivefold)

proliferate (cause to grow or increase rapidly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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