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Definition of manifestation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    manifestation

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌmænɪfeˈsteɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænɪfeˈsteɪʃn//
     
    (formal)
     
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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.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin manifestatio(n-), from the verb manifestare ‘make public’.Extra examples combating racism in all its manifestations the desire to combat racism in all its manifestations the public manifestation of private grief The riots are a clear manifestation of the people’s discontent.
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