Definitions for apparitionˌæp əˈrɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pa•ri•tionˌæp əˈrɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. a ghostly appearance of a person or thing.

  2. something making a remarkable or incongruous appearance.

  3. an act of becoming visible; appearance.

Origin of apparition:

1400–50; late ME apparicio(u)n < AF, OF < LL appāritiō

ap`pa•ri′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre(noun)

    a ghostly appearing figure

    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

  2. apparition(noun)

    the appearance of a ghostlike figure

    "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"

  3. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow(noun)

    something existing in perception only

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

  4. apparition(noun)

    an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly

    "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"

Wiktionary

  1. apparition(Noun)

    An act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.

  2. apparition(Noun)

    The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.

    Which apparition, it seems, was you. --Tatler.

  3. apparition(Noun)

    An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; especially something such as a ghost or phantom.

  4. apparition(Noun)

    (Astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured;opposed to occultation.

  5. Origin: From apparition, from apparitio, from appareo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apparition(noun)

    the act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility

  2. Apparition(noun)

    the thing appearing; a visible object; a form

  3. Apparition(noun)

    an unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom

  4. Apparition(noun)

    the first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation


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emergence(noun)

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