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manifold Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
  2. noun a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
    manifold paper.
    • an original and two manifolds
  3. noun a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
  4. verb make multiple copies of
    • multiply a letter
  5. verb combine or increase by multiplication
    multiply.
    • He managed to multiply his profits
  6. adjective satellite many and varied; having many features or forms
    multiplex.
    • manifold reasons
    • our manifold failings
    • manifold intelligence
    • the multiplex opportunities in high technology
WordNet

Man"i*fold adjective
Etymology
AS. manigfeald. See Many, and Fold.
Definitions
  1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
    O Lord, how manifold are thy works! Ps. civ. 24.
    I know your manifold transgressions. Amos v. 12.
  2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number. "The manifold wisdom of God." Eph. iii. 10. "The manifold grace of God." 1 Pet. iv. 10.
Man"i*fold noun
Definitions
  1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
  2. (Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others.
  3. pl. The third stomach of a ruminant animal. Local, U.S.
Man"i*fold transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Manifolded ; present participle & verbal noun Manifolding
Definitions
  1. To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.

Webster 1913


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