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Definition of manifestation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] manifestation (of something) an event, action, or thing that is a sign that something exists or is happening; the act of appearing as a sign that something exists or is happening The riots are a clear manifestation of the people's discontent. Some manifestation of your concern would have been appreciated.
  2. 2[countable] an appearance of a ghost or spirit The church is the site of a number of supernatural manifestations.
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