Meaning of MANIFOLD in English


— manifoldly , adv. — manifoldness , n.

/man"euh fohld'/ , adj.

1. of many kinds; numerous and varied: manifold duties.

2. having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc.: a manifold program for social reform.

3. using, functioning with, or operating several similar or identical devices at the same time.

4. (of paper business forms) made up of a number of sheets interleaved with carbon paper.

5. being such or so designated for many reasons: a manifold enemy.


6. something having many different parts or features.

7. a copy or facsimile, as of something written, such as is made by manifolding.

8. any thin, inexpensive paper for making carbon copies on a typewriter.

9. Mach. a chamber having several outlets through which a liquid or gas is distributed or gathered.

10. Philos. (in Kantian epistemology) the totality of discrete items of experience as presented to the mind; the constituents of a sensory experience.

11. Math. a topological space that is connected and locally Euclidean. Cf. locally Euclidean space .


12. to make copies of, as with carbon paper.

[ bef. 1000; ME; OE manigf ( e ) ald (adj.). See MANY, -FOLD ]

Syn. 1. various, multitudinous. See many. 2. varied, divers, multifarious.

Ant. 1. simple, single.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .