manifestation

A manifestation is the public display of emotion or feeling, or something theoretical made real.

Manifestation's origins are in religion and spirituality because if something spiritual becomes real, it is said to be a manifestation. The word's usage has spread to include all aspects of life. "The submarine is a manifestation of da Vinci's sketches." "The crowd's cheering hysteria was the manifestation of years of allegiance to the now victorious soccer league."

DEFINITIONS OF: manifestation

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n a clear appearance

“a manifestation of great emotion”
Examples:
Second Coming of Christ
(Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
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epiphany
a divine manifestation
theophany
a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person
Word of God
a manifestation of the mind and will of God
tidal wave
an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon
Type of:
appearance
the event of coming into sight

n a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing

“a manifestation of disease”
Type of:
indicant, indication
something that serves to indicate or suggest

n an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)

Synonyms:
materialisation, materialization
Type of:
appearance
the event of coming into sight

n expression without words

Synonyms:
expression, reflection, reflexion
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lamentation, mourning
the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
act
a manifestation of insincerity
blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst
an unrestrained expression of emotion
acting out
a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
cry
a fit of weeping
explosion
a sudden outburst
flare
a sudden outburst of emotion
Type of:
demo, demonstration
a visual presentation showing how something works

n a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

Synonyms:
demonstration
Examples:
Boston Tea Party
demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
Types:
work-in
occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory
protest march
occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
peace march
a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace
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dissent, objection, protest
the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
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