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English

Etymology

many + -fold; from Middle English manifeald, Old English manigfeald

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Noun

Singular
manifold

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A copy made by the manifold writing process.
  2. (mechanics) A pipe fitting or similar device that connects multiple inputs or outputs.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The third stomach of a ruminant animal, an omasum.
    • 1830 Anson, Somerset Co. Me., accessed 12 June 2007
      My conjecture being right he will find the third stomach, or manifolds, the seat of difficulty.
  4. (mathematics) A topological space that looks locally like the "ordinary" Euclidean space <math>\mathbb{R}^n</math> and is a Hausdorff space.

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Adjective

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Positive
manifold

Comparative
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  1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated; diverse.
    The manifold meanings of the simple English word set are infamous among dictionary makers.
  2. Exhibited at diverse times or in various ways.
    c1384 ... the manyfold grace of God. — I Petre 4:10 (Wycliffe's Bible)
    1611 The manifold wisdom of God.Ephesians 3:10. (King James Bible)


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