Definition of Manifold

1. Noun. A pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes.

Specialized synonyms: Exhaust Manifold, Inlet Manifold, Intake Manifold
Generic synonyms: Pipage, Pipe, Piping

2. Verb. Make multiple copies of. "Multiply a letter"
Generic synonyms: Copy, Re-create

3. Adjective. Many and varied; having many features or forms. "The multiplex opportunities in high technology"
Exact synonyms: Multiplex
Similar to: Multiple

4. Noun. A lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies. "An original and two manifolds"
Exact synonyms: Manifold Paper
Generic synonyms: Paper

5. Verb. Combine or increase by multiplication. "Their earnings manifold this year"; "He managed to multiply his profits"
Exact synonyms: Multiply
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Double, Duplicate, Treble, Triple, Quadruple, Quintuple, Proliferate
Derivative terms: Multiplication, Multiplication, Multiplicative

6. Noun. A set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions.

Definition of Manifold

1. a. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.

2. n. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.

3. v. t. To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.

Definition of Manifold

1. Noun. (context: now historical) A copy made by the manifold writing process. ¹

2. Noun. (mechanics) A pipe fitting or similar device that connects multiple inputs or outputs. ¹

3. Noun. (US regional plural) The third stomach of a ruminant animal, an omasum. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A topological space that looks locally like the "ordinary" Euclidean space \mathbb{R}^n and is Hausdorff. ¹

5. Adjective. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated; diverse. ¹

6. Adjective. Exhibited at diverse times or in various ways. ¹

7. Adverb. Many times; repeatedly. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To make manifold; multiply. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive printing) To multiply or reproduce impressions of by a single operation. ¹

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Definition of Manifold

1. to make several copies of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Manifold

1. 1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process. 2. A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others. 3. The third stomach of a ruminant animal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manifold

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Literary usage of Manifold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"OJ the Possibility of a Conjunction of the manifold Representations given by Sense The manifold content in our representations can be given in an intuition ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"manifold fugue, a fugue with more than one subject Then, and then only, do we say that we know an object, if we have produced synthetical unity iu the ..."

3. A Treatise on Universal Algebra: With Applications by Alfred North Whitehead (1898)
"But the following identity holds Accordingly P does not represent a product of elements of the original manifold unless Thus only the elements lying on a ..."

4. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"NOTE ON THE CONDITIONS FOR A p-CYCLE OF AN ALGEBRAIC manifold TO BE OF RANK k BY W.-VD HODGE Received 23 January 1947 Let Vm be an irreducible algebraic ..."

5. An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics by George Udny Yule (1919)
"The general principle of a manifold classification—2-4. ... The general theory of such a manifold as distinct from a twofold or dichotomous classification, ..."

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