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Definition of the noun emanation

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noun - plural: emanations

  1. something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light, etc.)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: matter = that which has mass and occupies space
    • more specific word: ectoplasm = a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
  2. the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  3. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Alternative definition of the noun emanation


  1. The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin.
  2. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
  3. [uncountable, obsolete, chemistry] radon


  1. "Emanation" is a composition.
  2. "Emanation" is a musical album of Nightbringer.


Emanation is a belief, found in Neoplatonism, that the cause of certain beings or states of being consists of an overflow from the essence of God or other higher spiritual beings, as opposed to a special act of creation. This overflow is usually conceived in a non-temporal way as a permanent relationship of causation rather than as an event causing an entity to come into existence at a given point in time. The word "emanation" can refer either to the process of emanation or to the thing emanated.

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Google previewAlchemy

by H.S. Redgrove

instability will never be obtained in large quantities, but, judging from the above -described experiments, if, indeed, the radium emanation is the true Philosopher's Stone, the quantity of gold that may be hoped for by its aid is extremely small.

Google previewFour Faces of the Universe (2006)

An Integrated View of the Cosmos by Robert Kleinman

Emanation is a metaphor appearing in traditional cosmology as an alternative to the idea of creation ex nihilo. The doctrine asserts that all being streams forth necessarily (overflowing like water from an inexhaustible fountain) from a perfect ...

Google previewOpen Secret (2010)

Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menahem Mendel Schneerson by Elliot R. Wolfson

emanation is the aspect of the face, the matter of ...

Google previewThe Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman (2006)

by David Colbert

The Emanation is the feminine side of character, divided from the male (as in the creation of Eve from Adam). The Shadow is the aspect that represents repressed desire. The Spectre is devoted exclusively to reason. Blake scholar Joseph ...

Google previewThe Matter and Form of Maimonides' Guide (2013)

by Josef Stern

In quasi-ethical terms, emanation is an expression of altruistic “generosity” that seeks no end, or good, ...

Google previewCONPAR 90 - VAPP IV (1990)

Joint International Conference on Vector and Parallel Processing, Zurich, Switzerland, September 10-13, 1990. Proceedings by Helmar Burkhart

The density represents the spatial distribution of some physical property of the object, whereas the emanation is any physical process being used to study the object. The most widely used image reconstruction method is the convolution ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne, Andrew Alphonsus MacErlean

Emanation is the process by which ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1919)

by Casey Albert Wood

The emanation is a gas, which in turn, steadily disintegrates into alpha particles and radium A, from which in the same way come radium B, C, D, E, and F in succession. It is from these products, especially in radium C, that the beta and gamma ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Christianity (1999)

by Erwin Fahlbusch

aporroia, "outflow, emanation"), and then mostly in an epistemological connection (e.g., in Empedocles). Only in — > Gnosticism does it become significant metaphysically. Here with the help of rich mythological materials ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

Emanation thermal analysis and other radiometric emanation methods. In Wilson and Wilson's Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry , Part XIIC; Svehla, G., Ed.; Elsevier Science Publishers: Amsterdam, 1984; 304. 2 .

Google previewA dictionary of applied chemistry (1922)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

For the colouring and thermo- luminescence of glass produced by radium emanation, sec Lind, J. Phys. Chem. 1920, 24, 437. Niton spontaneously decomposes, producing helium and other substances. For radioactive properties of niton, v.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

There are four fundamental principles, one always the emanation of the other, (a) The first is the breath of the living God, without beginning or end; (b) breath of breaths, ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1909)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Cyrus Adler, Isidore Singer

regards prophecy as an emanation of the divine spirit, of which all, without distinction, may become recipients. The philosophers so far presented consider prophecy a gift from without. Abraham ...

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Emanation Meaning

Video shows what emanation means. The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin.. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a ...

Quotes about Emanation

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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Scrabble value of E1M3A1N1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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