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 . 2012