# man|i|fold

man|i|fold
man|i|fold «MAN uh fohld», adjective, noun, verb.
1. of many kinds; many and various: »

manifold duties. Attractions manifold (Wordsworth).

SYNONYM(S): varied.
2. having many parts, features, or forms: »

the manifold wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10); a music strange and manifold (Tennyson). This changeful life, So manifold in cares (William Cowper).

3. doing many things at the same time.
4. Archaic. being such in many ways: »

a manifold fool.

–n.
1. a pipe with several openings for connection with other pipes.
2. a pipe in an internal-combustion engine, connecting the cylinders in the engine with a main inlet or outlet.
3. one of many copies; copy made by a manifolder.
4. Mathematics. a topological space or surface: »

Manifolds are objects of primary interest in present-day topology. They are spaces built by pasting together pieces that look like ordinary Euclidean space. If the dimension of the Euclidean space is n, the manifold is called n-dimensional. One way to study a manifold is to try to break it into simple pieces resembling triangles; if the procedure is successful, it is said that the manifold has been triangulated (Irving Kaplansky).

–v.t.
1. to make many copies of.
2. to make manifold; multiply.
[Old English manigfeald < manig many + feald -fold]
man´i|fold´ness, noun.
Usage See manyfold for usage note. (Cf.manyfold)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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