1. An act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.
    The sudden apparition of the Spaniards. – .
    The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world. – .
  2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
    Which apparition, it seems, was you. – Tatler.
  3. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; especially something such as a ghost or phantom.
    The heavenly bands . . . a glorious apparition. – .
    I think it is the weakness of mine eyes That shapes this monstrous apparition.
  4. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured;—opposed to occultation.

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