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



BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈrɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈrɪʃn//
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a ghost or an image of a person who is dead Apparitions of a woman in white robes have been reported. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘the action of appearing’): from Latin apparitio(n-) ‘attendance’, from the verb apparere, from ad- ‘towards’ + parere ‘come into view’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apparition