apparition: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ap"u-rish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, esp. a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith: a ghostly apparition at midnight.
  2. anything that appears, esp. something remarkable or startling: the surprising apparition of cowboys in New York City.
  3. an act of appearing; manifestation.
  4. the appearance or time when a comet, esp. a periodic one, is visible: the 1986 apparition of Halley's comet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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