- 1An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical: the first obvious manifestations of global warmingMore example sentences
- He is always portrayed as an abstract manifestation of evil, from which we, as the good children of the next generation, are safely separated.
- At present they are the earliest evidence of human creativity and the first known visual manifestations of abstract thought.
- 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.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The action or fact of showing something: the manifestation of anxiety over diseaseMore example sentences
- 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.
- He witnessed Saturday's manifestation and calls it a ‘circus’.
- 1.2A symptom of an ailment: cryptococcal meningitis was the first manifestation of AIDS in seven of twenty-seven patientsMore example sentences
- Interest in the cardiovascular manifestations of sleep apnea has grown dramatically over the past few years.
- Social withdrawal can be a manifestation of untreated physical symptoms such as pain.
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the clinical manifestation of severe, acute lung injury.
- 1.3A version or incarnation of something or someone: the butterfly was one of the many manifestations of the GoddessMore example sentences
- 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.
- The Hindu temple, in all its diverse manifestations, incarnates this truth.
- 1.4An appearance of a ghost or spirit: some supernatural manifestations are regarded as portents of good or evilMore example sentences
- The majority of spiritual manifestations use electromagnetic energy to interact with our world, hence the bag.
- 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.
late Middle English: from late Latin manifestatio(n-), from the verb manifestare 'make public'.