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1. Many and varied; of many kinds; multiple: our manifold failings.
2. Having many features or forms: manifold intelligence.
3. Being such for a variety of reasons: a manifold traitor.
4. Consisting of or operating several devices of one kind at the same time.
1. A whole composed of diverse elements.
2. One of several copies.
3. A pipe or chamber having multiple apertures for making connections.
4. Mathematics A topological space in which each point has a neighborhood that is equivalent to a neighborhood in Euclidean space. The surface of a sphere is a two-dimensional manifold because the neighborhood of each point is equivalent to a part of the plane.
tr.v. man·i·fold·ed, man·i·fold·ing, man·i·folds
1. To make several copies of, as with carbon paper.
2. To make manifold; multiply.

[Middle English, from Old English manigfeald : manig, many; see many + -feald, -fald, -fold.]

man′i·fold′ly adv.
man′i·fold′ness n.
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manifoldly, Itself a bound unto Itself within Itself, yet unbounded;
When the aesthetic and cultural values of a historical moment consist of a fragmented assemblage of colliding aesthetic and cultural values and historical moments, as they do in Carson's Ibykos and the 85 project, when a single translator creates multiple synchronous translations of the same text, the implications of this kind of comparative study and translation theory become manifoldly more complex.
Results also showed that the odds of fishermen being in the high-income category increase manifoldly (approximately 8 times as revealed by an odds ratio of 8.737) with an increase in "Fishermen's involvement in the extension activities of the MAF."