Definition of Apparition

1. Noun. A ghostly appearing figure. "We were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

Exact synonyms: Fantasm, Phantasm, Phantasma, Phantom, Specter, Spectre
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Flying Dutchman
Derivative terms: Phantasmal



2. Noun. The appearance of a ghostlike figure. "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
Generic synonyms: Appearance

3. Noun. Something existing in perception only. "A ghostly apparition at midnight"

4. Noun. An act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly. "Natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"
Generic synonyms: Appearance
Derivative terms: Appear, Appear

Definition of Apparition

1. n. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.

Definition of Apparition

1. Noun. An act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility. ¹

2. Noun. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form. ¹

3. Noun. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; especially something such as a ghost or phantom. ¹

4. Noun. (Astronomy) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured;—opposed to occultation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apparition

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Medical Definition of Apparition

1. 1. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility. "The sudden apparition of the Spaniards." (Prescott) "The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world." (Sir W. Scott) 2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form. "Which apparition, it seems, was you." (Tatler) 3. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom. "The heavenly bands . . . A glorious apparition." "I think it is the weakness of mine eyes" "That shapes this monstrous apparition." (Shak) 4. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; opposed to occultation. Circle of perpetual apparition. See Circle. Origin: F. Apparition, L. Apparitio, fr. Apparere. See Appear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apparition

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Literary usage of Apparition

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"VISION, from the Latin visas, seeing or seen, signifies either the act of seeing or thing seen: apparition, from appear, signifies the thing that appears. ..."

2. The Psychological Review (1881)
"It is an instance of an apparition being visible to two persons at the same time. ... Before she could arouse her husband, the apparition faded from sight. ..."

3. The count of Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846)
"... three robberies, and two incendiaries; I only wanted a. murder, and here it is: it will be a splendid session." CHAPTER XLVI. THE apparition. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The chief works published against the apparition of La Salette are the following: ... The beyt work on the difficulties relating to the apparition of La ..."

5. The Sun by Amédée Guillemin (1875)
"A few words now on the apparition, transforma- ion, and disappearance of the spots, ... apparition, MOVEMENTS, AND TRANSFORMATIONS 01 SUN-SPOTS. ..."

6. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"The EXORCISM or apparition, The ARGUMENT. This Colloquy detects the Artifices ... Polus is the Author of a Rumour, that an apparition of a certain Soul was ..."

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