apparition definition

  • noun:
    • A ghostly figure; a specter.
    • A sudden or uncommon picture: "[The designer's] indoor-outdoor reversals and juxtapositions call forth a Magritte apparition beneath a Miami moon” ( Herbert Muschamp).
    • The act of showing up; appearance.
    • An act of becoming noticeable; look; visibility.
    • the one thing showing up; an obvious object; a form.
    • surprise, wonderful, or preternatural look; especially anything including a ghost or phantom.
    • the very first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been hidden or obscured;—opposed to occultation.
    • The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.
    • finished . showing up; a visible object; an application.
    • An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural look; a ghost; a specter; a phantom.
    • initial look of a star or other luminary after having already been hidden or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.
    • The act of showing up or entering picture; appearance; the state of being visible; presence.
    • That which seems or becomes noticeable; an appearance, particularly of an amazing or remarkable type.
    • particularly A ghostly appearance; a specter or phantom: today the usual sense of the word.
    • In astronomy, initial look of a star or any other luminary after having been obscured: against occultation.
    • a ghostly showing up figure
    • some thing current in perception just
    • an act of appearing or becoming noticeable unexpectedly
    • the look of a ghostlike figure
  • others:
    • To cause to to arise in phantom kind.

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