manifold
In the philosophy of Kant, the manifold is the unorganized flux presented to the senses, but not experienced, since experience results from the mind structuring the manifold by means of concepts. The nature of the unstructured manifold is unknowable (transcendental).

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  • manifold — ► ADJECTIVE formal or literary 1) many and various. 2) having many different forms. ► NOUN 1) a pipe or chamber branching into several openings. 2) (in an internal combustion engine) the part conveying air and fuel from the carburettor to the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Manifold — For other uses, see Manifold (disambiguation). The sphere (surface of a ball) is a two dimensional manifold since it can be represented by a collection of two dimensional maps. In mathematics (specifically in differential geometry and topology),… …   Wikipedia

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