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emanation

[ em-uh-ney-shuhn ]

noun

  1. an act or instance of emanating.
  2. something that emanates or is emanated.
  3. Physical Chemistry. a gaseous product of radioactive disintegration, including radon, thoron, and actinon. : Em


emanation

/ ˌɛməˈneɪʃən /

noun

  1. an act or instance of emanating
  2. something that emanates or is produced; effusion
  3. a gaseous product of radioactive decay, such as radon


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Derived Forms

  • ˌemaˈnational, adjective
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Other Words From

  • ema·nation·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emanation1

1560–70; < Late Latin ēmānātiōn- (stem of ēmānātiō ), equivalent to ēmānāt ( us ) ( emanate ) + -iōn- -ion
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Example Sentences

It hinges on the assumption that the Vatican or its metaphysical emanation, the Holy See, is a state.

I do not know whether the females in this species be subject to the periodical emanation.

I speak of sound as a material emanation, because whatever sound comes to us through the ear comes from some material source.

On his way back he encountered Miss Mercy Chant by the church, from whose walls she seemed to be a sort of emanation.

The peaceful nocturnal roar of the city, dwindling every moment now, reached them like an emanation from another world.

This latter condition saves the Neo-Platonic conception from being a pure system of emanation like some Indian doctrines.

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