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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Apparition

APPARI'TION, noun [See Appear.]

1. In a general sense, an appearance; visibility. [Little used.]

2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.

3. A ghost; a specter; a visible spirit. [This is now the usual sense of the word.]

4. Mere appearance, opposed to reality.