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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of emitting; (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; Something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light etc.).

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  • The term emanation, being itself a metaphor, has been, and is still, used in many senses, and frequently by writers who are not emanationists.
  • It was as if there had been an emanation from the mind, like that from the body.
  • The rate of diffusion of the thorium emanation is even less satisfactorily determined; but it also appears to be high.
  • Creation is "emanation" -- the overflow of God's excess of goodness. for more
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