Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English manigfeald, from manig many + -feald -fold Date: before 12th century 1. marked by diversity or variety, many , comprehending or uniting various features ; multifarious , rightfully so-called for many reasons , consisting of or operating many of one kind combined , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. adverb Date: before 12th century many times ; a great deal , III. verb Date: before 12th century transitive verb to make ~ ; multiply , to make several or many copies of, intransitive verb to make several or many copies, IV. noun Date: circa 1823 something that is ~: as, a whole that unites or consists of many diverse elements , a pipe fitting with several lateral outlets for connecting one pipe with others, set 21, a topological space in which every point has a neighborhood that is homeomorphic to the interior of a sphere in Euclidean space of the same number of dimensions

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