Manifold

Definition of Manifold

Man´i`fold
a.1.Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
- Ps. civ. 24.
I know your manifold transgressions.
- Amos v. 12.
2.Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; - used to qualify nouns in the singular number.
Manifold writing
a process or method by which several copies, as of a letter, are simultaneously made, sheets of coloring paper being infolded with thin sheets of plain paper upon which the marks made by a stylus or a type-writer are transferred; writing several copies of a document at once by use of carbon paper or the like.
n.1.A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
2.(Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others; as, the exhaust manifold of an automobile engine.
3.The third stomach of a ruminant animal.
v. t.1.To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.
[imp. & p. p. Manifolded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Manifolding.]

Related Words

allotropic, assorted, divers, diverse, diversified, diversiform, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, increased, many-sided, metamorphic, metamorphotic, miscellaneous, multifarious, multifold, multiform, multiphase, multiplex, multiplied, multitudinous, polymorphic, polymorphous, polynomial, protean, proteiform, sundry, varied
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