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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pa·ri·tion /ˌæpəˈrɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pa·ri·tion n.
 1. The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.
    The sudden apparition of the Spaniards.   --Prescott.
    The apparition of Lawyer Clippurse occasioned much speculation in that portion of the world.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.
    Which apparition, it seems, was you.   --Tatler.
 3. An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom. “The heavenly bands . . . a glorious apparition.”
 I think it is the weakness of mine eyes
 That shapes this monstrous apparition.   --Shak.
 4. Astron. The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.
 Circle of perpetual apparition. See under Circle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the
           apparition that confronted us" [syn: phantom, phantasm,
            phantasma, specter, spectre]
      2: the appearance of a ghostlike figure; "I was recalled to the
         present by the apparition of a frightening specter"
      3: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition
         at midnight" [syn: phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow]
      4: an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly;
         "natives were amazed at the apparition of this white