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
  1. noun
    a clear appearance
    “a manifestation of great emotion”
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    Second Coming of Christ
    (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
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    a divine manifestation
    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:
    the event of coming into sight
  2. noun
    a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
    “a manifestation of disease”
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    indicant, indication
    something that serves to indicate or suggest
  3. noun
    an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    synonyms: materialisation, materialization
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    the event of coming into sight
  4. noun
    expression without words
    synonyms: expression, reflection, reflexion
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    lamentation, mourning
    the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    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
    a fit of weeping
    a sudden outburst
    a sudden outburst of emotion
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    demo, demonstration
    a visual presentation showing how something works
  5. noun
    a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
    synonyms: demonstration
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    Boston Tea Party
    demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Native Americans) 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
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    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
    a peaceful, stationary demonstration or protest, especially at night
    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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