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manifestation

[man-uh-fuh-stey-shuh n, -fe-]
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noun
  1. an act of manifesting.
  2. the state of being manifested.
  3. outward or perceptible indication; materialization: At first there was no manifestation of the disease.
  4. a public demonstration, as for political effect.
  5. Spiritualism. a materialization.
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Origin of manifestation

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin manifestātiōn- (stem of manifestātiō). See manifest, -ation
Related formsnon·man·i·fes·ta·tion, nounpre·man·i·fes·ta·tion, nounre·man·i·fes·ta·tion, nounself-man·i·fes·ta·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-manifestation

Historical Examples

  • By His glory we must mean the self-manifestation of His person.

    The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

    Thomas Charles Edwards

  • But it cannot end, for it is the self-manifestation of the divine life.

  • There is no limit except the uncounted wealth of His own self-manifestation, the flashing light of revealed divinity.

  • God's glory is the transcendent lustre of His own infinite character in its self-manifestation.

  • The fulfilment and self-manifestation of righteousness is absolute end, self-end.


British Dictionary definitions for self-manifestation

manifestation

noun
  1. the act of demonstrating; displaya manifestation of solidarity
  2. the state of being manifested
  3. an indication or sign
  4. a public demonstration of feeling
  5. the materialization of a disembodied spirit
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Derived Formsmanifestational, adjectivemanifestative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-manifestation

manifestation

n.

early 15c., "action of manifesting; exhibition, demonstration," from Late Latin manifestationem (nominative manifestatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin manifestare (see manifest (adj.)). Meaning "an object, action, or presence by which something is made manifest" is from 1785. The spiritualism sense is attested from 1853.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

self-manifestation in Medicine

manifestation

(măn′ə-fĕ-stāshən)
n.
  1. An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something, especially an illness.
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