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Definitions and Synonyms of apparition | Another word for apparition | What is apparition?

Definition 1: an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where apparition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger

(apparition is a kind of ...) the act of appearing in public view

"the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period" "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"

Definition 2: something existing in perception only - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where apparition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ghostly apparition at midnight

Synonyms for apparition in the sense of this definition

(apparition is a kind of ...) an erroneous mental representation

(... is a kind of apparition ) an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins

(... is a kind of apparition ) a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope

(... is a kind of apparition ) a mental representation of some haunting experience

"he looked like he had seen a ghost" "it aroused specters from his past"

Definition 3: the appearance of a ghostlike figure - [noun denoting event]

Samples where apparition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter

(apparition is a kind of ...) the event of coming into sight

Definition 4: a ghostly appearing figure - [noun denoting person]

Samples where apparition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

Synonyms for apparition in the sense of this definition

(apparition is a kind of ...) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

(... is a kind of apparition ) the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day

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