Manifold vs Multifarious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between manifold and multifarious
is that manifold
is various in kind or quality, diverse while multifarious
is having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
As a noun manifold
is (now historical) a copy made by the manifold writing process.
As a adverb manifold
is many times; repeatedly.
As a verb manifold
is to make manifold; multiply.
From (etyl), from (etyl) .
(now historical) A copy made by the manifold writing process.
(mechanics) A pipe fitting or similar device that connects multiple inputs or outputs.
(US, regional, in the plural) The third stomach of a ruminant animal, an omasum.
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(mathematics) A topological space that looks locally like the "ordinary" Euclidean space and is Hausdorff.
- My conjecture being right he will find the third stomach, or manifolds , the seat of difficulty.
Various in kind or quality, diverse
Many in number, numerous; multiple, multiplied.
Exhibited at diverse times or in various ways.
- The manifold meanings of the simple English word 'set' are infamous among dictionary makers.
- c1384 ... the manyfold grace of God. — I Petre 4:10 (
- 1611 The manifold wisdom of God. —
Ephesians 3:10]. ([[w:King James Bible])
* manifold writing
Many times; repeatedly.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.xii:
- when his daughter deare he does behold, / Her dearely doth imbrace, and kisseth manifold .
From (etyl) manifolden, from (etyl) .
To make manifold; multiply.
(printing) To multiply or reproduce impressions of by a single operation.
Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
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(legal, of lawsuits) in which a party or a cause of action has been improperly or wrongfully joined together in the same suit, as in a misjoinder.
- It is divided into parts that are too small and multifarious .
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