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Noun: apparition  ,a-pu'ri-shun
  1. A ghostly appearing figure
    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us";
    - phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter [US], spectre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. The appearance of a ghostlike figure
    "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening spectre"
  3. Something existing in perception only
    "a ghostly apparition at midnight";
    - phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow
  4. An act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
    "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger"

Derived forms: apparitions

Type of: appearance, disembodied spirit, illusion, semblance, spirit

Encyclopedia: Apparition