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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmanifoldman‧i‧fold1 /ˈmænəfəʊld $ -foʊld/ adjective formal  LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTmany and of different kinds The reasons for this situation are manifold.
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manifoldSuch emblems were manifold and she was embarrassed by their riches.The Universe is one organic whole, no matter how diverse and widely differing its manifold aspects may seem to be.The tactical mistakes made in attempting to implement this program were manifold, but more important was the strategic error.Some females are firm in monogamy, but many more go in for manifold males.the manifold possibilities in lifeBoost is engine manifold pressure, a key ingredient in the maintenance of horsepower and ultimately, miles per hour.The individual bees appear very purposeful in carrying out their manifold tasks ...In addition to his manifold welfare activities, Gandhi also gave his energy to the Congress party.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
manifoldmanifold2 noun [countable] technical  TTCan arrangement of pipes through which gases enter or leave a car engine
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manifoldCalculation of the curvature of the center manifold shows that this periodic solution is an attractor.an exhaust manifoldExhaust gases are then subjected to an air injection which encourages unburnt fuel to ignite in the exhaust manifold.This is detected with a special sensor in the exhaust manifold.The exhaust manifold gave an explosive belch and went silent.The remaining lump now consisted of the crankcase, blacks, heads, inlet manifolds and fuel trunk.Having located the air intake manifold we noticed a significant difference between the diagrams in the manuals and our engine.It laid the foundations of topology, the differential geometry of manifolds and the theory of space-time and gravitation.The manifold consists of a group of parallel tubes of precisely known inner diameter.
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