[ man-uh-fuh-stey-shuh n, -fe- ]
/ ˌmæn ə fəˈsteɪ ʃən, -fɛ- /


an act of manifesting.
the state of being manifested.
outward or perceptible indication; materialization: At first there was no manifestation of the disease.
a public demonstration, as for political effect.
Spiritualism. a materialization.

Origin of manifestation

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin manifestātiōn- (stem of manifestātiō). See manifest, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM manifestation

non·man·i·fes·ta·tion, noun pre·man·i·fes·ta·tion, noun re·man·i·fes·ta·tion, noun self-man·i·fes·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for manifestation

/ (ˌmænɪfɛˈsteɪʃən) /


the act of demonstrating; display a manifestation of solidarity
the state of being manifested
an indication or sign
a public demonstration of feeling
the materialization of a disembodied spirit

Derived forms of manifestation

manifestational, adjective manifestative, adjective

Medical definitions for manifestation

[ măn′ə-fĕ-stāshən ]


An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something, especially an illness.