apparition /apəˈrɪʃ(ə)n/

a

I. noun

1. a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.

a headless apparition.
2. a remarkable or unexpected appearance of someone or something

an apparition of the Virgin Mary.
II. derivatives

apparitional
adjective


– 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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