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English adjective: manifold

1. manifold many and varied; having many features or forms

SamplesManifold reasons.
Our manifold failings.
Manifold intelligence.
The multiplex opportunities in high technology.




English noun: manifold

1. manifold (artifact) a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes

Broader (hypernym)pipage, pipe, piping

Narrower (hyponym)exhaust manifold, inlet manifold, intake manifold

2. manifold (substance) a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies

SamplesAn original and two manifolds.

Synonymsmanifold paper

Broader (hypernym)paper

3. manifold (group) a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions

Broader (hypernym)mathematical space, topological space

English verb: manifold

1. manifold (change) make multiple copies of

SamplesMultiply a letter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)copy, re-create

2. manifold (change) combine or increase by multiplication

SamplesHe managed to multiply his profits.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)double, duplicate, proliferate, quadruple, quintuple, treble, triple

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