The definition of manifold is something that has many parts or facets.(adjective)
An example of manifold used as an adjective is the phrase manifold reasons for poverty which refers to the many diverse and complex situtions which cause poverty.
See manifold in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE manigfeald: see many & -fold
See manifold in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English manigfeald
Origin: : manig, many; see many
Origin: + -feald, -fald, -fold.
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