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ap·pa·ri·tion
[ˌapəˈriSH(ə)n]

NOUN
apparitions (plural noun)
a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.
synonyms:
ghost · phantom · specter · spirit · wraith · shadow · presence · vision · hallucination · bodach · Doppelgänger · duppy · spook · phantasm · shade · revenant · visitant · wight · eidolon · manes
the appearance of something remarkable or unexpected, typically an image of this type.
“twentieth-century apparitions of the Virgin”
synonyms:
appearance · manifestation · materialization · emergence · visitation · arrival · advent

ORIGIN
late Middle English (in the sense ‘the action of appearing’): from Latin apparitio(n-) ‘attendance’, from the verb apparere ( see appear).

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