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Definition of "emanation" []

  • The act or an instance of emanating. (noun)
  • Something that issues from a source; an emission. (noun)
  • Chemistry Any of several radioactive gases that are isotopes of radon and are products of radioactive decay. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emanation" in a sentence
  • "The term emanation, being itself a metaphor, has been, and is still, used in many senses, and frequently by writers who are not emanationists."
  • "From all which it follows, that this author is grossly ignorant of the true philosophical sense of the term emanation; sometimes applying it to one thing, and sometimes denying it of another; but both at a venture, and just as people use to do at blindman's buff. ""
  • "Hell, the Commerce Clause must have an emanation from a penumbra or something to allow them to do that."