Definition of emanation in US English:



  • 1An abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source.

    ‘she saw the insults as emanations of his own tortured personality’
    1. 1.1 The action or process of issuing from a source.
      ‘the risk of radon gas emanation’
    2. 1.2 A tenuous substance or form of radiation given off by something.
      ‘vaporous emanations surround the mill's foundations’
    3. 1.3Chemistry archaic A radioactive gas formed by radioactive decay of a solid.
    4. 1.4 (in various mystical traditions) a being or force that is a manifestation of God.