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Definitions of apparition:
  • noun:   an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
    Example: "Natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stanger"
  • noun:   something existing in perception only
    Example: "A ghostly apparition at midnight"
  • noun:   the appearance of a ghostlike figure
    Example: "I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
  • noun:   a ghostly appearing figure
    Example: "We were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

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