Definition of manifestation in English:

manifestation

noun

  • 1An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical.

    ‘the first obvious manifestations of global warming’
    • ‘More importantly, the feast was a ceremonial manifestation of the warfaring nature of society.’
    • ‘In addition, he still constitutes the paradigmatic figure in whom philosophy, even in its most abstract manifestations, is never severed from the concerns of life.’
    • ‘The phenomena described above are the obvious manifestations of this dilemma.’
    • ‘We are looking not at an event but at a visual manifestation of thought.’
    • ‘This change has many obvious surface manifestations.’
    • ‘She says the whole event was a manifestation of some new kind of consciousness.’
    • ‘There it was, the mysterious manifestation of the ‘festival atmosphere’.’
    • ‘What we saw here was a manifestation of a global oversupply problem in emerging markets.’
    • ‘Class differentiation, on the other hand, is increasing both in day-to-day social interaction and manifestations of disparities.’
    • ‘Individual evildoers can be defeated; the current manifestation of evil can be destroyed.’
    • ‘He is always portrayed as an abstract manifestation of evil, from which we, as the good children of the next generation, are safely separated.’
    • ‘One of the most obvious manifestations of muscle mass loss is the decreased ability to produce force.’
    • ‘To this end, a theory construes those phenomena as manifestations of entities and processes that lie behind or beneath them, as it were.’
    • ‘At present they are the earliest evidence of human creativity and the first known visual manifestations of abstract thought.’
    • ‘Offshoring is merely the latest manifestation of a well-established process.’
    • ‘Such yearning is a manifestation of a pure revolutionary spirit.’
    • ‘Another manifestation of the black market in Belfast is the legendary and ever-popular delivery services.’
    • ‘The obvious manifestation of that is in low turnouts at elections.’
    • ‘As this column demonstrated last week, this polarisation is extreme and has clear-cut economic, cultural and political manifestations.’
    • ‘I see democracy as the political manifestation of our cultural evolution.’
    1. 1.1mass noun The action or fact of showing something.
      ‘the manifestation of anxiety over disease’
      • ‘Nationalist violence erupts to the surface given any public manifestation of difference.’
      • ‘He witnessed Saturday's manifestation and calls it a ‘circus’.’
      • ‘On the contrary, Hamlet's manifestation of courage and the words that speak to that courage are thrilling.’
      • ‘One such factor pertains to the mode of expression or form of manifestation.’
      • ‘Also, the speech of Lord Clyde contains no manifestation of express disagreement with Lord Hope.’
      • ‘This celestial alignment will create greater flow between the realms of thought and the world of physical manifestation.’
      display, demonstration, showing, show, exhibition, presentation, indication, illustration, exemplification, exposition, disclosure, declaration, expression, profession
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    2. 1.2 A symptom of an ailment.
      ‘a characteristic manifestation of Lyme disease’
      • ‘Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical manifestation of severe, acute lung injury.’
      • ‘Sometimes the manifestations of liver disease are not obvious.’
      • ‘The behavior and clinical manifestations of infectious diseases also might be dictated by the same phenomenon.’
      • ‘Social withdrawal can be a manifestation of untreated physical symptoms such as pain.’
      • ‘Interest in the cardiovascular manifestations of sleep apnea has grown dramatically over the past few years.’
      sign, indication, evidence, proof, token, symptom, testimony, substantiation, mark, symbol, reflection, example, instance
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    3. 1.3 A version or incarnation of something or someone.
      ‘the butterfly was one of the many manifestations of the Goddess’
      • ‘The holy land of Bharat is the birthplace of many incarnations and manifestations of divine power that descended on earth in human garb.’
      • ‘We are all incarnations and manifestations of the Divine.’
      • ‘Twentieth-century art, particularly in its abstract manifestations, provides many examples of such integration.’
      • ‘The Hindu temple, in all its diverse manifestations, incarnates this truth.’
      • ‘Baptists believe Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ, the incarnate manifestation of the Eternal God.’
      • ‘According to Malek, the cat was regarded strictly as a manifestation of a deity, not a deity itself.’
    4. 1.4 An appearance of a ghost or spirit.
      ‘some supernatural manifestations are regarded as portents of good or evil’
      • ‘Oh, and for the record, I've never experienced a physical manifestation of a spirit.’
      • ‘He called it a hobby while I called it a manifestation of an evil spirit.’
      • ‘And to take the place of the word of God he holds out spiritual manifestations.’
      • ‘They issued a number of condemnations, and claimed that spirit manifestations were in fact the work of demons.’
      • ‘Though he waited, no further manifestations appeared.’
      • ‘In the literary ghost story, at least in many of its classic manifestations, the ghost is all, and the deliberate arousal of fear is the story's primary purpose.’
      • ‘It seems there's nothing like a demonic manifestation to stimulate the giving spirit.’
      • ‘The same applies to the spiritual manifestations in his work.’
      • ‘The majority of spiritual manifestations use electromagnetic energy to interact with our world, hence the bag.’
      apparition, appearance, materialization, visitation
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Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin manifestatio(n-), from the verb manifestare ‘make public’.

Pronunciation

manifestation

/ˌmanɪfɛˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/